You must know how even a small amount of yeast is enough to leaven all the dough, so get rid of all the old yeast, and make yourselves into a completely new batch of bread, unleavened as you are meant to be. Christ, our passover, has been sacrificed; let us celebrate the feast, then, by getting rid of all the old yeast of evil and wickedness, having only the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
1 Corinthians 5:6-8
The above reading is one of the two alternative readings provided for the second reading at Mass on Easter Day.
Paul reminds of the radical renewal that we are offered in Christ.
Today we may be eating the yeasted and enriched bread of Hot Cross buns (!), but each day we are called, urged, to let go of all that puffs us up, and obscures truth in us…. Each day we are invited, enabled to return to the simplicity and beauty of the unleavened bread that is Christ.
- What falsehood might you let go of today?
- What truth might you cling to more eagerly?
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