Monday, December 22, 2014

Food is For Celebration!

Food is for Celebration

This holiday season consider this "Everything is permissible, but not everything is beneficial. Everything is permissible but not everything is constructive. Nobody should seek his own good, but the good of others. Eat anything sold in the meat market without raising questions of conscious; for, the earth is the Lord's and everything in it." 1 COR 10:23-26

Food is more than survival. With it we make friends, court lovers, and count our blessings ~ anonymous.  

I was just reading this and thought, exactly right. Of course, our body needs food to function, but food has another function. As you read in the article by Gina Citoli, food has been used for celebration, rituals, traditional events, as well as for comfort as in when someone passes and family/friends bring food to the home of those grieving. We share food at weddings, at baptisms, at holidays, and birthdays and graduations. As posted a while back, eating is social. Since we eat food = food is social; at least it should be because when eat together, we share life. There was an old saying that the act of forgiving is bringing someone back to the table. That is what people want, those who have done wrong and seek forgiveness, they want to come back to the table. The table is the surface for social interaction, togetherness. This Holiday Season, think of your table in this way and celebrate Life!

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