From the story of Esau selling his birthright for a bowl of stew to his brother, Jacob, to the story of Daniel, who was thrown to the lions when he chose to eat vegetarian in defiance of his king’s decree, the Bible is full of stories about food. More than that, the Bible shows us how we are all spiritually hungry, and how God can feed us. The metaphors of food and hunger show how we still thirst for God, faith, love and justice in our world.
During July, we’ll look at spiritual, economic, and community issues involved in several “food stories” found in the Old and New Testaments. How we choose to act, and our decisions, have consequences, for us and for others. We’ll discuss how we may, knowingly or unknowingly, oppress others. And, as we recognize ourselves in these stories, we can ask ourselves how we can better live a more balanced life, free from oppression in a social system that often pollutes, starves, or damages others and our planet. We cannot remove ourselves from this system, so how do we find ways to “act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God” in our everyday lives? (Micah 6:8). Join us on Sundays during July at 8, 9:30 or 11:15 am for a little insight into how to live in a hungry world, and how to feed your soul.