We have begun the season of sharing and gift-giving. Advent anticipates God’s greatest gift to his people, the gift of himself in the person of Christ. At the Eucharistic table we celebrate that gift in the simple blessings of bread and wine. All that God asks of us is that we be willing to become bread and wine, Eucharist, in the compassion and forgiveness we are able to extend to one another. For the bread to be shared it must be broken and so it is in our lives of sacrificial service and in our brokenness that we share our lives with one another.