The vegetables we chop, the food we share, the bread we break.
When we come together to prepare our daily family meal and gather around the dinner table, we’re laying the foundations for a healthy family unit.
We may sit down hurried, harried, worried.
All we may need is a slight pause to help us breathe and settle in; a few words of gratitude , a song, holding hands, prayers, a joke. Share anything to help us make the transition from the various paths of the day to the communion of family.
As we eat, there’s a moment to share stories of the day, catch up, discuss, debate, laugh or listen to each other. We may reflect and harvest some new insights, catch up on the latest news from our circle of friends and relatives.
The dinner table is where we come feed our bodies and each others hearts.
There are few times in the life of a family that are as rich in relational nurturance.