Christ vs Demeter: Who is the Lord of the Bread?
Sometimes we forget that the world Jesus came into and the one that the early church was raised within was very much like ours. The Gentiles were the people of a Greco-roman world. The term Gentile doesn’t always capture the Hellenistic culture of the classical world. These were the people of Plato, Socrates, Alexander the Great, Euripides and Homer.
Christians were sent out to proclaim the truth, goodness and beauty of the gospel of Jesus to a massive world of competing worldviews, ideas, values and gods. We too live in a vast world of conflicting conclusions on the nature of reality, the place and purpose of life, the truth of truth, morality and even our own understanding of self. We are called to live lives of meaning, and how we live and what we do in our day to day lives matter more than ever.