Sharing the God Who Sees Me FIVE MINUTE FRIDAY {Day 28 :: EAT}

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Our word today is EAT.

Set the clock. 

Here.

We.

Go!

What would happen if I share what I eat with the whole wide world? I’m not talking food I put in my body. I’m describing the poetry of the unhidden life.

The God who sees me, shared.

My table, in all it’s messy state of paper, sticky syrup and crumbs, spread with wine for friends, bread for the hungry.

Today that is my children. Tomorrow it might be the woman down the street.

Eating is a selfish act, of sustaining ourselves. Some can’t bear to be seen partaking of food because it is a vulnerable act of manners and mouth chewing (hopefully closed). But what if it’s not?

So what if our imperfection startles? Can we take it? Isn’t the very act of eating in company a communal sacrifice of giving what’s mine to kids, family, and community?

May we not hide behind closed-life doors. May we eat in wide open spaces together.

This post is Day 28 of Skateboards + Kisses: A Rebellious Poet’s 31 Dates with God, part of the 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes 2016 writing challenge. 

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October 27, 2016
  • Late but not forgotten… What a surprising twist, Christina! You’re right, we do hide such intimate things as food and what we eat. Why do we do that? Behaving differently in front of people than when we’re alone.
    Such good food for thought (no pun intended). Lekker.

  • I love this, because eating is a bit intimate. It exposes the choices we make, the habits we have. It’s an act of service and generosity. And when we share our table, we’re usually extending and invitation to get to know us in a more intimate way. Thank you for your faithfulness to write!

  • Tara

    Love! Let’s eat in wide open spaces together!

  • Christina, what a great post! I LIKE where you took this week’s word. it’s so easy to live a closed-off life, starving ourselves of community and connection. It’s only when we invite others to share our table with us that we can be satisfied by the bread of connection and fellowship.

    Thanks for the reminder of how important it is to invite others into those wide open spaces of our lives!

    • I love how you said it: satisfied the bread of connection. Thank you, friend!

  • Yes! This: “May we not hide behind closed-life doors. May we eat in wide open spaces together.”

    Let’s!