Wisdom has built her house,she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her animals, she has mixed her wine,she has also set her table. (Proverbs 9:1)
Following the story of Jesus sharing a meal with his friends at Emmaus, Monday's lesson recalled Abraham's meal with the Lord, and now Wisdom is setting the table.
We build families around the family table.
We build relationships over dinner.
We invite new friendships to blossom in the context of a picnic.
We bring food when a baby is born.
We celebrate a wedding with fancy food.
We support the mourning with casseroles.
Christ comes to us in the breaking of bread. Not only at the communion table, but in the simple acts of sharing sustenance with others.
When we entertain strangers, new friends, or family, the Lord is present.
Wisdom has set her table and invited us, simple foolish people, to learn wisdom. To drink from the fountain of life, and share in the feast of heaven.
No wonder we say "thanks" before a meal.