Eliza Thomas tries to get us to think about meals, missionally. After all, that’s what Jesus did. She write:
It’s difficult to conceive of mission without meals. Following the pattern of Jesus, shared meals can be an occasion for disciple making. Whether casual or formal, a quick snack from a street vendor or a multicourse meal at a classy restaurant, a meal is an opportunity to be attentive to another, to listen, to communicate, and to minister. As Christians going into the world with the good news, we should expect to dine.
And she give 8 ways to make meals more missional:
- Invite someone to join you for lunch
- Put your phone down
- Be attentive
- Be vulnerable and be bold
- Surprise someone by picking up the check
- Eat outside of your cultural comfort zone
- Match your meal
You’ll have to check out her post for more details and some great pictures.