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Christian Eating Is A Sharing Ministry

March 22, 2012  by: Paulose  Points: 20   Category: Food & Drinks    Views: 590

Most of us eat to live. But it is sad that some live to eat. Food nourishes our body and mind. It strengthens our soul to be grateful to God. Christian eating has more significance and responsibility.

         

Although the topic may may seem to be strange, food for Christians has got great meaning and responsibility. God feeds every living being through nature. Man has to toil and find his food for him and to share with others. Food has much to do with his moral, social, and spiritual life. He should adapt healthy food habits to have a healthy life. Food promotes man’s personal life and his relationship with others.

Food promotes Christian life

God gives man his daily food. When God created man, He provided everything necessary for his survival. He provided him food to nourish himself. “And God said, ‘Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food.’” (Genesis 1:29 Bible RSV)

Food promotes Christian life by nourishing all human beings, by strengthening them to continue the creation work of God through work and by invigorating their souls to be faithful to the plan and will of God.

Food in a family

Food and food habits of using it unites a family, strengthens the relationship among the family members and enables practising Christian life through love and sharing. Family is the “Earthly Paradise” where the members taste the “Manna” or the food they get in the family and grow up in love and sharing.

Preparing and sharing food is one of the most intimate things found in human relationships. Many think that a dining table is only to sit around and eat. But in reality, it is to share love and responsibility. We give and take love across the dining table. Dinner table is the place where we share our feelings and emotions through conversations. Food enables a family to share love and build up relationships. It reminds us to give thanks and to replenish our physical, mental and spiritual energy. Teachings of Christianity encourage families to sit around to share the home-cooked food.

Food to feed the temple of God(Ref:1 Cor. 6:19)

Christians are called to treat their body as the temple of the Holy Spirit. Christian bodies are the house of God. Bodies need fuel to make all systems function well. It is the Christian duty to feed the body with good food. This makes it more responsible to make everything that goes into mouth beneficial to the well being of the body. It is also a Christian duty not to thrust into the body whatever is harmful to its health.

Christians are good stewards of food

God entrusted nature under the control of man to use the natural resources properly. Christians have more responsibility in this regard. He should enlighten the world about this responsibility. Every one is given the charge of food. Sustenance of our environment is greatly associated with this duty. Maintaining natural wealth, water and other resources, recycling them for better use and utilizing natural energies are associated with this responsibility.

Food is not to be wasted in way. It should be shared to promote universal brotherhood. Christian grace before meals is not a meaningless ritual. It is to thank God through prayer and all those who worked to produce food. Besides that, it is also to think of those who starve without food.

The great significance of Christian eating

Christian dinner table is a living heaven. Christian eating is enjoying the great love of God by contacting Him and by sharing food with others.

Christian eating is to taste the love of the Eternal Father and the love of others.
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Author: Joina        
Posted Date: 03/24/2012    Points:4    

Very good article. All the family members together should have their food. It is the best way to maintain a good relationship among the family. It is the best time to share our feelings and worries. It is the time to take important decisions. Normally, mothers have their food only at last after distributing food to other members. It is not a good habit. They ought to sit at the same time. Because her role in the family is very important. She has the right to express her opinion in important matters. All should give necessary consideration to her.

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