Rev. 3:20 " Here I am ~ Look, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with me as ~ friends.
Whether you have family of friends for dinner, it is a wonderful experience an incredible social event...and a memorable social activity. It is sad that more often, we eat alone or worse if we do eat together we still eat alone having our heads in our phones 'electronic devices'. Even at the home around the dinner table, this can see this post modern social reality. In public restaurants, we can observe people in their own little worlds. Is that what the phrase 'to each his own' meant? Rather no. Yet, we make all kinds of excuses for not having dinner at home let alone sharing it with a group ~ family or friends. I often hear that having people over family or friends is some kind of major event as in too much trouble. It does not have to be. Keep is simple, and you can ask everyone to bring a dish. The point is that you 'we' do come together to share a meal and we do so fully with all of our attention to those around us.