“He who eats My bread treads me under foot.”
These words must be taken literally. Men eat the bread of the Earth and tread upon the Earth with their feet. If the Earth is the body of the Earth Spirit, that is, of the Christ, then men tread with their feet the Earth's body, the body whose bread they eat. An immense deepening of the idea of the Last Supper as presented in the Gospel of St. John is granted us when we learn about the Christ, the Earth Spirit, and about the bread which is taken from the body of the Earth. Christ points to the Earth and says: “This is My body!” Just as the muscular human flesh belongs to the human soul, so does bread belong to the body of the Earth — that is, to the body of the Christ. And the sap that flows through the plants, which pulsates through the vine stalk, is like the blood pulsating through the human body. Pointing to this, the Christ says: “This is my blood!” That this truthful explanation of the Last Supper can cause some of the sanctity to be lost which has always been associated with it can only be imagined by someone possessing no understanding of it or who has neither desire nor capacity for such an understanding. But anyone who wishes to understand will acknowledge that this does not cause it to lose in holiness, but that through it the whole of the Earth planet becomes sanctified. What powerful feelings can be engendered in our souls if we can behold in the Last Supper the greatest mystery of the Earth, the connection between the Event of Golgotha and the entire evolution of the Earth; if we can learn to feel that in the Last Supper the flowing of the blood from the wounds of the Savior had not only a human but a cosmic significance — that is, it gave to the Earth the force to carry forward its evolution.