Meals

We share meals together at Two Rivers. It’s pretty rare that we don’t begin a meeting by gathering around a table where people get to eat something yummy with grateful hearts. We have been organizing a system whereby everyone is invited, if they are able, to provide meals at our Living Room events, and also on special occasions when people are bereaved , ill, or incapacitated for some reason. While duty is sometimes a helpful motivator, it occurs to me this morning, that preparing a meal for our community is an act of nourishing the Body. I have the privilege of sustaining someone’s life and health, and also enhancing their pleasure (if the thing I cooked worked out well that day!). That fits our valued practice of culture making; beholding, shaping, and offering that which has come to us first from our Creator God. This kind of mutual nourishing of one another strikes me as a pretty healthy way of living.