Grape and Grain


In the Eucharist God in Christ chooses to make himself present in ordinary elements.

Grape and Grain.

But it’s not grape and grain that we find on the Communion table, it’s bread and wine.

Grape and grain come from God, but bread and wine are the result of human labor.

Bread and wine come about through a cooperation of the human and the divine.

For there to be Communion, there must also be wheat-fields and vineyards.

Bakers and winemakers.

Here is a man baking bread. Here is a woman making wine.
Who knows but what this bread or that wine might end up on the Communion table.

Herein lies a mystery: God may be present in any labor, no matter how common.

Communion speaks of how all human labor can be seen as sacramental.