Bread is a partnership between man and God just as the Bread of Life (Jesus) is a partnership between mankind (Mary, the mother of Jesus) and God.
Yet, as you will discover in Wheat Went Wrong, the overwhelming majority of the wheat varieties on the market today are hybridized versions that we engineered in a lab, that are sustained with fertilizer, that are watered by irrigation, and beginning to be grown through artificial light.
There is an ancient Eucharistic prayer which says:
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this bread to offer, which earth has given and human hands have made. It will become for us the bread of life.
If we don’t need God for the seed (we can create our own “better” versions in a lab), and we don’t need him for the soil (we have fertilizer), and we don’t need him for the rain (we have irrigation), then what are we thanking him for in our Eucharistic (Thanksgiving) meal?
Further still, almost all of the wheat that we eat today and bring before the Lord on Sunday is planted, harvested, sifted, milled, packaged and even baked by machines.
What are we bringing before the Lord but artificial bread made by machines!
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Bread was the means of reconciliation after the Fall. Through the production of Bread, God taught mankind to trust in him, repent of sin, and walk with him in gratitude.
Bread is a partnership between Man and God. God is responsible for providing the seed, the soil, the sun, and the rain. We provide the planting, the harvesting, the grinding, and the baking.
Mankind's greatest temptation has always been to be like God, to be freed from his rule, to be dependent on no one but ourselves. Our first effort to be like God was to eat food that gave knowledge. Our last effort to be like God will be using knowledge to create food. In both cases, man ate food that God did not provide.