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Feast | Guest Post for Chatting at the Sky

July 28, 2010

A few weeks ago we gathered around my mom’s table to celebrate a birthday with a family feast. We shared laughs and enjoyed our time together over homemade Shrimp Alfredo and crusty garlicky bread. My twin toddler boys were excited to be at “Nia’s” house and played with old rusty toy tractors and chased chickens. We indulged in ice cream cake.

Feasts bring us together. Conversation and food converge to bring about camaraderie. There is a connection—or oneness—that often can only be sensed when we come together for a meal. I find joy in the variety of aromas and flavors I discover at the table. I leave such gatherings utterly satisfied—well-fed with food and companionship.

Once, when I was trying to lose weight, I drank those powdery diet drinks as a meal replacement. I found the taste boring and I longed for food that actually made me want to eat it. I wanted variety. I wanted to chew on something. There was no looking forward to the next meal when I knew it was going to be another boring drink. Although it “did the job” in terms of giving me the appropriate vitamins I needed to be sustained, it was unsatisfying.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2010 8:52 am

    I jumped over and loved your post.

    “Feasts bring us together.” As you continued the metaphor, I not only saw families gathered round a table with food, but family and friends gathered round, sharing the Word. Lovely.

    • July 29, 2010 3:37 pm

      Thanks for visiting, Laura, and sharing what you got out of it! I like that picture too.

  2. July 29, 2010 1:05 pm

    I loved this post and have been reminded of your analogy several times since. 🙂

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