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  • Deacon Dan Wright serves the Diocese of Austin, Texas. His work outside the parish is as a special education teacher serving students with significant cognitive disabilities.

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September 07, 2006

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Gabrielle

dd, I never knew that about, "Give us this day our daily bread." I always thought we were asking for just what was needed, just enough to get by. How much is lost in the translation, as they say... This is enlightening.

Deacon DW

Yes, I also managed to buy into thinking that I all should expect is enough to get by on, and true enough self-denial is an important discipline. Yet I think there's two ways of interpreting that our daily bread is to be all we need and more.

First, looking at it as having a eucharistic significance, the Body of Christ cannot be less than super abundant; and secondly, all aspects of our lives spiritually also reflect God's abundant care for us. For me the idea reminds me of one of the first liturgical prayers I ever learned as a child: the Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

Gabrielle

Yes, because I always thought it had a Eucharistic significance, and so my interpretation of it seemed deficient; well, actually wrong. This makes much more sense. Thank you.

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