Scripture: The Son of man came, eating and drinking, and they say, "Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners." Mt 11, 19
Focus: Mini-Theology of kitchen: Jesus loved to eat with all types of people: men and women, publicans and pharisees. He gave his most important gift, the Eucharist, during a dinner with His disciples and friends. During the meal He gave thanks for all the food. For Jesus all food is a gift from the Father. Discover the gift of food and drink coming from the generosity of God.
Prayer for the grace of the day: Lord Jesus, come and be with us today during our meal, bless our encounter.
Invite people for a good meal - invite also somebody who is alone, poor or foreign
Prepare a good meal
Contemplate the ingredients of your food. Give thanks for them to the Lord
Pray for the people you invited
Leave one place free for Jesus
Reading: Lc 14, 1-6 and 12-13
Now it happened that on a Sabbath day he had gone to share a meal in the house of one of the leading Pharisees; and they watched him closely. Now there in front of him was a man with dropsy, and Jesus addressed the lawyers and Pharisees with the words, 'Is it against the law to cure someone on the Sabbath, or not?' But they remained silent, so he took the man and cured him and sent him away. Then he said to them, 'Which of you here, if his son falls into a well, or his ox, will not pull him out on a Sabbath day without any hesitation?' And to this they could find no answer.
Then he said to his host, 'When you give a lunch or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relations or rich neighbours, in case they invite you back and so repay you. No; when you have a party, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; then you will be blessed, for they have no means to repay you and so you will be repaid when the upright rise again.'
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