Download: Breaking Bread
There’s no better time to communicate the importance of sharing food with another than around the holidays. I believe we forget how intimate and important food can be.
We quickly eat a muffin and head to work. Then we’ll eat a bag of chips and a sandwich for lunch. If we’re lucky, we’ll have some time for dinner or some time to enjoy our family.
We have no connection to the foods we eat. We just shove a bunch of processed garbage into our mouths and trust the manufacturers have our best interests in mind.
Yet, despite all of our modern adjustments and fast-paced culture we still love and appreciate the connection received when we sit to enjoy a meal with others.
Even the simplest prepared foods can feel like a warm feast when we make preparations at the table, invite friends or family to join us, and sit down together to enjoy.
The act of communion has held people together from all cultures. As we share our food with one another, so too do we share our joys, concerns, and experiences as one people.
Humans have been sharing food for millions of years. In every society, culture and group since the beginning of recorded history food has been shared as a sign of good will.
We shouldn’t ignore the intimacy and acceptance involved with sitting down to share a meal with another. We fill our bodies with sustenance and fill our souls with companionship.
There are so many around us that could appreciate a warm meal and a moment of love. We shouldn’t wait until the holidays to help another or sit down to enjoy a meal with someone.
The connections created through food can be strong and lasting. Reach out and show another you care by breaking bread with them this holiday season and beyond.