Something A Little Different
I love the morning discipline of reading the daily lectionary texts, praying, and reflecting. Sometimes, the Spirit points you in a different direction as a focus, and I try to trust that.
One of the things that we have had to go without during this pandemic is the church potluck. Meals at the church bring us together socially. The table creates lasting friendships and full bellies. We are reminded of Jesus who gathered to break bread with friends. When we extend the table and share a meal we get a glimpse of God’s hope for the world. Laura Szczpanek has always given so much of her time and talents to feed her church family. I imagine gathering to share a meal at the church is something you have missed.
Take a look at these websites, articles, and videos about United Methodists and food.
What are your favorite dishes to cook and to share? Is there a dish that makes you think of someone in particular? Maybe that could be something to fix this week while lifting prayers of thanksgiving. Consider sending a few recipes to a friend. Or, call someone up and agree to talk about cooking and food! Try something different today. As you say grace, remember and give thanks.