IN EMMAUS

Sharing Food as Sacrament

Sharing Food as Sacrament

Luke 24:13-31
© Hilary F. Marckx, all rights reserved

Sitting at table and Sharing food,
swapping stories, living out our lives
and being present to each other:
this is so mundane and so every day;
this is at the heart of our Communion Table;
at the heart of how we live.
Sitting at table,
sharing the stuff of farm and garden and
life and stories and days and time and
hopes and dreams and
successes and failures and
joys and concerns
and the abounding grace surrounding us,
our tables become a sacred space—holy ground…
A table-full of
potatoes, beef, chicken, asparagus, bread,
fish, pasta, drink—
become a great banquet of blessing,
a moment of divine intervention
and healing, and a time of good will and thanksgiving.
So, we gather all our table-times,
this holiness we have shared,
to another table, in another place, at another time,
in a feast that is made more sacred
in the gathering.

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2 thoughts on “IN EMMAUS

  1. “There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine drunk.” –from M F K Fisher. Thank you, brother, for your beautiful heart and the words that flow from it. Gene

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