Gathering with family or friends at a meal is always a special time. If you are someone who often eats alone, it can evoke thoughts and memories. The thought from Scripture, “Wisdom has set your table,” gives all of us something to reflect on.
How has Wisdom set our table? What’s the menu?
Often today we hear others say, “I’ve got enough on my plate already.” You can be certain it’s not food! In most cases, it’s a complaint.
Perhaps we can request from the Spirit that sets our table to bring on the bowls of laughter and humor. Maybe silverware of good conversation and justice sharing. Perhaps a plate full of pride that’s grateful for all the good of the day wouldn’t be half bad either.
A change of menu could mean no pounds, but certainly a lighter and happier heart.
S. Karla Barker, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, IN