Spirituality of Food: Wednesday, February 20, 6:00pm

This week’s speaker: The Rev. Jason Wells, priest, Grace Episcopal Church

Jason's headWe know that eating food involves spirituality because it involves values. When we order a pizza instead of roasting a chicken, we acted on a value. When we choose organic food or a farmer’s market, we act on other values. Often unconsciously, we make our food choices with different values: how much money will we spend on it? How busy am I to cook and enjoy it? How does it impact the environment? Do I have concern for those who grew and harvested it?

Food also has deep religious meaning in every culture. Ancient Greek tabgha-mosaic-thumb12477207philosophers taught and debated at symposium meals. Jews tell the story of Passover by gathering for seder meals. Christians share in Christ’s presence by sharing bread and wine. The list goes on and on.

How do you make your eating choices? How do you find meaning in meals, daily or special? How does your faith or culture use food as a symbol of something deeper? Come, eat, learn, talk and discuss!