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“For I was hungry and you gave me food.” Matt. 25:35

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Food and Faith

As Wendell Berry reminds us, "Eating is an agricultural act." The very first laws the Israelites were given after they escaped from slavery were related to food, agriculture and faith – to share food evenly, save some for those in need, and not to stockpile or concentrate the control of food into the hands of a few people.

What does it mean to eat as a Christian? For us, eating is a spiritual act because food is sacred. Both the Old and New Testaments are full of stories and teachings about food. The Eucharist is a key part of our faith, but it's more than a Sunday ritual. For early Christians, bread was broken at every meal.  We modern Christians are called to re-establish right relationship with food and to be mindful of where our food comes from, who has been involved, and how its production and distribution fulfills God's vision of justice — or not. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  • This is a very big need--so many in my community can not find jobs so have a difficulty keeping food on the table. by Elaine on 05/10/2014 at 9:49 p.m.

  • Thanks for coming by to check us out! We are sorry that you experienced difficulty with the text color. I'll be sure to pass along your feedback to our web design folks here. We apreciate your feedback. by Jessica Maudlin PC(USA) Staff on 02/27/2012 at 12:13 p.m.

  • This month's Pres. magazine had good articles about food/faith connection; got your website there. Also, for those with lower vision, the gray-blue print on this site is harder to read. by Sally Reed on 02/27/2012 at 12:06 p.m.

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