Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking
if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. 
~ Voltaire

In a few weeks Easter will be celebrated and families and friends will gather together to honor a risen King; we'll do so around a sacred family alter: the dining room table.

What is it about holiday celebrations with family and friends or family reunions or covered dish dinners that render us expectant and eager for the next one?

Certainly enjoying the company of those we love plays an important part.  Re-connecting spackles the relational chasm created by time and geography's separation.

Tradition is key, too. Healthy traditions strengthen and bind families, bridge the gap between generations, and pass along family customs.

But if I'm being perfectly honest, I get a teensy-weensy bit (too) excited about the…

f o o d.

I feel shallow admitting that, but maybe, just maybe, sometimes sharing a meal–or even a single dish–is not just Biblical but deeply spiritual.

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how I make this connection, and also to submit
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