Gathering Around The Table
Every Tuesday, volunteers gather at my service site (Church of the Guardian Angel) to prepare the food that will be distributed to our guests on Wednesday Morning. This is a busy day, as a Truck is unloaded and food is sorted into three different bags. It is an exciting time of preparation, but my favorite part of my week is about midway through our day, when we pause from all the business and share a meal. And sharing this meal with everyone who has come to help in the perpetrations, has become my favorite event of the week. I have loved the chance to get to know everyone who is there and to share fellowship, but I am most impressed with how this meal brings everyone to the table, as part of one community.
Guardian Angel has made sharing meals together a center of their life together. They gather whenever they can safely, and make sure that everyone is welcome at the table. Watching that process of the community has thought me more about what it means to be a community of faith in these couple of months than just about anything else I have experienced. I am incredibly grateful for that and looking to continue to learn more from that community during this year of service.