“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25:35-36
Breaking bread Breaking bread must be important to God, when we consider the number of Bible verses based around sharing meals and feeding people. Jesus broke bread with others throughout the Gospels. Not only did the Lord share meals in the homes of others, Jesus himself was the ultimate host!
“He told the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people. They all ate and were satisfied.” Matthew 15:35-37
“Then he took the loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19
Food Bank One of the ways we at St. Philip Neri church give thanks for our blessings is to collect non-perishable food for the Jacksonville Food Bank. Donations are accepted every Sunday, of course, but on “Food Sundays” we take advantage of the opportunity to remind ourselves to think of others while enjoying our last Sunday of the month potluck socials. Those who forget to bring food are always welcome at our table.