I loved Kristine Haglund’s recent essay at By Common Consent.
“She saw (before I did) that we needed each other, and was willing to be devoted to me and my child in ways none of us quite understood. It is precisely in such need and such devotion that we learn that Jesus did not come to offer us metaphors. When he said ‘I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst,’ he meant that his disciples should actually feed each other. There are metaphors there, but first there is bread. Rice. Soup. Perhaps ‘come unto me, ye that are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,’ is best translated ‘hand over the baby and take a nap.'”
Read the entire post here.