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The Cup of Blessing

On this Tuesday of the Holy Week, I continue my journey through Scott Hahn’s book, Lenten Reflections from A Father Who Keeps His Promises.

As a family, we are always looking for free goodies.  The kids really enjoy going to Sam’s Club when they have all the carts out with free samples.  They can grab a portion of a mini-burrito bite, and a sampling of an egg roll, and a tablespoon of juice.  It’s clearly not Sam’s intent to provide us a full meal—Sam hopes that by giving us a small sample, he might entice us to buy a full industrial size package of something.

In today’s reading, Scott Hahn gives a tantalizing tidbit, a morsel that whets the appetite.  He gives a sampling of his study in which he draws parallels between the Last Supper and the Passover meal.  Now I want the industrial size package.  I am hungry for the whole meal.

So I did some digging and found other resources that did nothing to sate my appetite but only served to whet it further.  One resource described relevant quotes related to each of the four cups of Seder.  The third cup, the Cup of Blessing (as Christ described the Last Supper chalice), corresponds to the following quote:

“Blessed are you, Lord God, who brings forth bread from the earth.”

Awesome reference to bread, reminding me Who is the Bread of Life!

Still, I am aware of two things:

  1. I am a rookie in the beginning of a lifelong faith journey through Scripture; and
  2. The internet, while a useful tool for beginning research, is fraught with error and traps.

My job, now, is to find and dig into reliable sources to know Him better.

Day 42-1

This Lent I joined a Wednesday morning men’s Bible study at my parish.  I have found this to be a great source of learning and fellowship.  But I am also aware that there is often the risk of the “blind leading the blind” with such groups, so I need to continue my commitment to study Scott Hahn‘s book, Understanding the Scriptures, A Complete Course on Bible Study.
Day 42-2

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