Sustaining relationships

Eating with others is more than just a symbol of friendship, of belonging, of mutual trust—it is a living metaphor for our connection with other human beings as well as our dependence on the God who feeds us…. Not only is there a sense of conviviality—of joyful fellowship—when eating with others, there is also the reality of meeting physical needs together, of seeing that the other has enough, of nourishing each other with bread and fruit and companionship. You can be a James Beard award-winning chef and miss this about food—that it’s all about creating and sustaining relationships.

Rachel Marie Stone
Eat With Joy