Friday, June 18, 2010

Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion by Sara Miles

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Excellent.  Unorthodox, but true to the Gospel make food both absolutely itself and a sign pointing to
something bigger. It turned out that the prerequisite for conversion
wasn't knowing how to behave in a church, or having a religious
vocabulary or an a priori “belief” in an abstract set of propositions:
It was hunger, the same hunger I'd always carried. Holy communion
knocked me upside down and forced me to deal with the impossible ...