food

EVELYN UNDERHILL THROUGH LENT: Food

March 24, 2015

From Abba The symbolism of food plays a large part in all religions, and especially in Christianity.  As within the mysteries of the created order we must all take food and give food – more, must take life and give life – we are already in touch with the “life-giving and terrible mysteries of Christ,” who indwells that order; for all is the sacramental expression of his all-demanding and all-giving life.  We accept our constant dependence on physical food as a natural and inevitable thing.  Yet it is not necessarily so: there are creatures which are free from it for very long periods of time.  But perhaps because of his border-line status, his embryonic capacity of God, man is kept in constant memory of his own [...]