April 9, 2020

Menno Simons quote

Just as natural bread is made of many grains,
pulverized by the mill,
kneaded with water,
and baked by the heat
of the fire,
so in the church of Christ made up of true believers,
broken in their hearts
with the mill of the divine Word,
baptized with the water
of the Holy Ghost, and
with the fire of pure,
unfeigned love
made into one body.

Menno Simons, "Foundations of Christian Doctrine"
in The Complete Writings of Menno Simons

[read in "God of the Table," Fire by Night
by Melissa Florer-Bixler, p. 165]