Monday, April 05, 2010
During yesterday's second Easter service we joined in our meal of faith, which is communion. From that family celebration we proceeded to another convivial meal, a turkey dinner in our own home with loved ones. It is important to connect the Jesus supper with the meals we share together. When we break bread together it is a holy moment, if we allow that to happen.
We opened windows to let in the glorious weather and doing so made me think of one of our best meals, ever. While we were living in Halifax friends graciously extended the use of their summer home to us over the Thanksgiving weekend, since they were living at a distance. it is situated on the ocean, near a national park and within a bird sanctuary (pictured above.)
The rest of my family went there on the Friday and I joined them with a couple of other friends after Sunday worship. It was a remarkable, balmy weekend so we opened every window in the place at mealtime, which allowed us to hear the wind in the trees and the water of the bay rolling in on shore.
The combination of wonderful food and conversation, along with the sensual quality of the surroundings gave a magical feel to the event. I can close my eyes and imagine the setting and the sense of the day. We have shared other marvellous meals in that place with the owners as well.
Did you share in a meaningful meal this weekend? Do you have recollections of memorable dinners through the years?