The Bread Line.
 Mjassojedow, Grigorij Grigorjewitsch

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Title:The Bread Line

" I am the bread of life. Your ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh." -- John 6:48-51

These words from the leader of Bread for the World, David Beckmann, provide a vision for ending hunger: "The economic crisis of the last few years has been a great tragedy, but it has helped to create a political environment in which we just may be able to achieve changes that will accelerate progress against hunger and poverty in our own country and around the world. We need more surprises. Our own efforts will not, by themselves, achieve the wonderful liberation that is possible. Pray for change for hungry people, and thank God for the opportunity to be part of this great liberation." (Beckmann, 184)

Artist:Mjassojedow, Grigorij Grigorjewitsch
Building:Gosudarstvennai︠a︡ Tretʹi︠a︡kovskai︠a︡ galerei︠a︡

Scripture:Matthew 5-7
Luke 6:36
John 6:35, 41-51
Lectionary links:BProp14
General Subject:Poverty
ICONCLASS Number:73C7458

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Record Number:46560 Last Updated: 2020-11-19 15:41:04 Record Created: 2006-07-21 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Exodus from Hunger: We Are Called to Change the Politics of Hunger
Author:Beckmann, David
Publisher:Westminster John Knox Press