A Table Full of Stories

The Gospel reading for Sunday, July 31 includes the famous story of The Feeding of the 5,000.  But in fact, looking at the Bible as a whole, there are countless table stories, holy meals, and banquets in both the Old and New Testaments.  I have to believe that this is not just because we need to put calories into our bodies; but because meals are transformational times, a shorthand for fellowship, the backdrop for our community life.

This week, we are asking you to share a story in the comments of a meal that was–or is–important to you. What made it so special?  Who was present?  Why was that meal so meaningful?

Giving God, you multiply your goodness in common, everyday ways.  Bless our tables.  Bless our table stories.  Bless those at our tables.  And bless those who are not.  Amen.