Over at Cheesehead's place, they were talking about the paucity of the Communion bread provided in some churches. Like, a leftover bun, or a pita bread, or little perfectly-sized cubes of white bread (Jesus Croutons! hey, what a great name for a punk band!) In my parish, we use what was referred to in that discussion as "Jeezits," (tee hee) which I don't much like but I grew up on.
Cheese wondered why her people were so afraid to bring a LARGE LOAF, despite having been asked to do so. As she said, "I have my work cut out for me."
It seems a symptom of our being unable to imagine taking the very best and biggest of what God has to offer us...that we can't imagine PROVIDING a large loaf in the first place! And the conversation reminded me of something overheard in Catechesis (AKA Godly Play) at St. Francis, College Station, many years ago.
We were doing the pouring lesson, and talking about how in the Eucharist, the priest pours a generous amount of wine from the cruet into the pitcher (word choice?), and a little bit of water. The first one represents the Blood of Christ, and the second, our participation.
In Godly Play, the children watch the demonstraton and then do the action themselves. And one little boy murmured, as he did the pouring work,
"So much of Jesus.....so little of us......."
He had the mystery, folks, and he was all of four years old.