How is bread made?
How much are we like bread?
We have yeast in us.
We are made from elements from the earth.
All that our mothers ate,
all that we eat, makes up our bodies.
Yet there is more.
Bread has to rise. Once all the ingredients are there it has to wait.
It has to sit still and grow.
Then it gets punched down, kneaded,
And then it rests again.
And punched down, kneaded.
And then it gets baked,
put into the furnace, the cauldron,
to transform it
into its true nature, it’s purpose.
Bread that doesn’t sit and wait,
isn’t pushed down, isn’t challenged,
isn’t heated up in the stove of conflict
isn’t of any use to anybody.