In writing this sermon I have leaned on a great article by Norman Wirzba, entitled ‘Saying Grace’.
We continue today looking at the daily grind. And doing so this morning we have to ask: what could be more basic to everyday life than eating. Most of us eat three meals a day – and when you consider all the snacking in between, we spend a lot of time eating. On top of eating itself, there’s preparation – stirring the soup; heating up leftovers in the microwave; cutting up carrots; roasting a chicken. When you add it all up, eating and preparing to eat take up a good chunk of our waking hours.
Again this morning we also come back to that vital question: What is the relationship between our faith and the everyday activities of life. In terms of our theme for this morning the question is: How does our Christian identity relate to that basic human activity of eating? What is the relationship between faith and food? Continue reading