Today, I cooked and will be cooking later this afternoon. I rarely cook. I love cooking. I love the smell of sauté garlic and onion (and vegetables). I love patiently waiting as the onion becomes translucent or as the meat tenderized by boiling and simmering. And most importantly, I love eating and feeding people.
We read and assumed Jesus cooked for his disciples after his resurrection narrative. Jesus brought bread and was grilling some fish along the where his friends were fishing. Jesus invited them to come and eat. He took the bread and fish and gave them to his friends. (John 21:1-14)
Cooking creates cultures of giving and sharing, a time to hang out and have fun, and making memories. I remember the time when Skyler, Matt, and I made buns. I do not remember the taste of the buns, but I know they were good.
Meditation: What is one of your unforgettable cooking or eating experience?
Sermon Scripture: Luke 15:1-3 The Message
Sermon Title: Eating Together
15 1-3 By this time a lot of men and women of questionable reputation were hanging around Jesus, listening intently. The Pharisees and religion scholars were not pleased, not at all pleased. They growled, “He takes in sinners and eats meals with them, treating them like old friends.” Their grumbling triggered this story.