Why breakfast?

1 Jun
Breakfast

Breakfast

Breakfast represents the first nourishment of the day. Likewise, we hope that by cooking, eating and cleaning together and often, the bond of community and church family will be nourished, with relationships growing deeper and richer. Jesus and the early church exemplified this by living and working almost entirely in common. They shared almost everything, somewhat out of necessity and safety, but also because the great and difficult work of the church required the support of a loving community. From the beginning, God called his people into families and communities that share their faith and live their lives in common.  Two thousand and some years later, our society is wealthy, safe and technologically advanced, well beyond the imagination of those first Christians. A consequence, intended or not, is that our physical needs can be met living almost in total independence or isolation. And yet, much of the world is suffering from a hunger that cannot be satisfied by solitary means. Our avarice consumption of most everything to satisfy that hunger only leaves us with the hangover of loneliness, despair and low self-worth, and we soon are hungry again.  Can the Church be a better example for the world than the constant and hypnotic siren song that promotes and idolizes exuberant self-pride and independence? If so, we must reject our desire for a numbing, consumerized church model that is, at best, of moderate significance to its members and even less to the communities that surround it. We must reclaim our own sense of a humble, loving and interdependent community of worshipers. It has taken  long time for us to reach this state  and may take a long time to reclaim the spirit that began that first Pentecost, but God is patient. Can we start by sharing breakfast Sunday mornings at 9:30?

One Response to “Why breakfast?”

  1. Dr. John R. Wright June 16, 2015 at 7:21 am #

    My mother was a Burge, Her lineage was from Marion Burge, a Baptist minister (had the mill on Barnett Creek) to Barak Burge to mother. Thus, Marion was my great grandfather, thought he died before my time. I grew up in Batesville Arkansas, but as a child I remember going to the Methodist Church at Hickory Valley, on US 167, for a wonderful summertime “all day singing and dinner on the ground.”. Do they still do that? I went by the church a few months ago, and it appears to be abandoned and seriously deteriorated. If they don’t, it’s a great loss. I did go to an even that either was or was near the 100th anniversary. My email address is

    jrwrightseosu@yahoo.com

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