Eating as a Sacramental Act

Norman Wirzba writes,

Because food is essential to the processes of all life, it connects us directly to God as the Source of life. Whenever we eat, we are not simply consuming a fuel to get us through another day; rather we are participating intimately in God’s divine economy of life and death. Eating is a sacramental act, an act that has the potential to bind us faithfully and charitably to each other, the creation as a whole, and God…Our congregations can become places wherein food’s deep spiritual resonances are heard and celebrated.  With greater attention to the religious dimensions of food, we can become members of grateful, sharing communities rather than remain isolated, fretful consumers (Food and Hunger, p. 88).

How might you connect to God and neighbor through food this day?


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