From the Garden of Eden where the Father commanded Adam whom He loved to eat from the Tree of Life and punished him with death for eating from the wrong tree, to the Second Adam who out of Love for us defeated Death and came back to Life and wants us to remember Him by ingesting His body and imbibing His blood every week …
… Love and Life and Death and Eating are inextricably entwined together in the fabric of reality.
When this world is gone and we are passed into the everlasting afterlife there will be everlasting Love and Feasting in Heaven for most and for a few, everlasting Death in Hell.
I don’t know why God decided that eating must be so inseparable from Life and Love.
Why is it that God and angels do not eat but we do? Why were we created to have to eat?
No food, no life. (You know, ’cause you die without food. Hahaha. But really. It’s not funny.)
No love, no food. If you don’t love a person, you don’t want to cook for or eat with that person.
No Eucharist, no Church.
Food and Fellowship go hand in hand. Weddings, funerals, parties, reunions, almost any kind of gathering has food or would be better if it did.
America in general has a pitiful food culture. So much disgusting packaged inedible things that are not really food.
What people eat, how they eat, and how they treat mealtimes (eat standing vs. sitting, around a table vs. in front of a TV, etc.) can be a reflection of their spiritual state.
Food allergies are a serious curse. They make fellowship so much more difficult.
OK. 3 AM thoughts have become 4 AM ramblings. Still nakking on my iPhone but I’ll stop now. I hope this all still makes sense when the sun comes up.
The sun is coming up and my little Valor has decided to leave his bed for mine. He doesn’t do this very often so I’m going to snuggle my pretty 2-year-old and try to get some sleep.