“Few acts are more expressive of companionship than the shared meal... Someone with whom we share food is likely to be our friend, or well on the way to becoming one. ”
— Carolyn Steel
Almost ever major event or celebration is occasioned by a big meal. This isn’t just true of our culture. People have been feasting for generations all over the world. A shared meal has great power to bind people together in shared memory and celebration.
In Luke's gospel, most of the major events in his Gospel surround a meal. For Luke, it seems as though Jesus is always at a party, going to dinner or coming from a meal - usually with people others find undesirable. It was often while breaking bread with others that Jesus taught about the Kingdom of God and revealed important things about himself.
In the weeks leading to Easter, we are going to look at some of the most important meals recorded for us in the Gospels. We'll explore these deeply meaningful stories to learn more about Jesus, God’s will for us, and the meaning of Christ’s death and Resurrection.