Throughout the Gospels, time and time again, there are references to Christ sharing a meal. He loved to eat. He ate at banquets, and in the homes of the Pharisees and other religious leaders. He shared meals with farmers, fishermen and tax collectors. He ate with friends, rich and poor alike. He shared the Last Supper with the apostles. After he arose from the dead he broke bread and ate fish with the apostles. No doubt, there is much symbolism connected to meals shared and communion.
Perhaps more than the actual flavors and nourishment of food, Christ loved the sense of community and the fellowship of a meal. Sharing a meal creates a bond. It gives people a chance to talk and to share. During this Easter, particularly as you may reflect on Christ’s sacrifice, honor Him by enjoying a meal with others. Share stories, listen, laugh and celebrate life!