Episode 8: Feasts Fit for a King

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Episode 8: Feasts Fit for a King

Here are links expanding upon Ken’s and Bill’s remarks in episode eight of the EncounterPoints podcast series entitled “GOT JOY?”. This episode: FOOD

1. Table fellowship is an excellent way to build encounters and share joy. Even a diet plan is likely to succeed more if the effort is shared. Tracie McMillan is an author and expert on the American WOE (way of eating):

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/21/books/tracie-mcmillan-writes-the-american-way-of-eating.html

 

  1. The Mass is a global, universal experience of sharing table fellowship to nurture us for our journey. The Last Supper engaged Jesus and his Disciples in religious tradition, in the Passover story of God’s saving love and the sacrifice of a lamb. This article discusses the connections—and a mystery:

https://cruxnow.com/commentary/2017/04/13/historical-mystery-last-supper/

 

  1. Popular culture helps to focus our attention on food. Here is a link to the “Bizarre Foods” program, plus a link to “The Great British Baking Show.:

http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/bizarre-foods

http://www.pbs.org/show/great-british-baking-show/

 

  1. Ken’s not making it up about the Soylent brand of products:

https://www.soylent.com/

 

  1. Old Testament sacrifices sometimes involved not only an offering to God, but also a sharing in community fellowship. The “My Jewish Life” website offers this reflection on sacrifices:

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/sacrifices-are-alive-and-well/

 

  1. James Martin, S.J., wrote “Building Bridges” with a focus on inclusion:

https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062694317/building-a-bridge

 

  1. Jesus sought his encounter with Zacchaeus through food. Read the story in Luke 19 in the New American Bible as provided by the USCCB online:

http://www.usccb.org/bible/luke/19

 

  1. The idea that delights of food and drink are best appreciated in moderation is stated well by G.K. Chesterton, who said, “We should thank God for beer and burgundy by not drinking too much of them.” First, see that quote at the AZQuotes site, and then explore more about GKC via the second link:

http://www.azquotes.com/quote/949151

http://www.chesterton.org

 

  1. One way to extend our reflections on the Lord’s use of food metaphors—and of food itself—to enhance our relationships with Him can be found at this blog by Emily Stimpson Chapman:

https://thecatholictable.com/

 

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