Mumbai Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) | EATING AS WORSHIP


29th July, 2015
Taken From Daily Flash Genesis 2:16-17

(Scripture Reflection Genesis 2:16-17)
And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”

When you walk into the bookstore and see the shelf which has books on dieting, you know it must be January after several weeks of overeating all kinds of holiday food, people in many cultures turn their attention to not eating.

Food plays a important role in Scripture. God uses it not only to bless us but also to teach us. Our misuse of food keeps us from knowing God in ways He wants to be known.

In the Old Testament, God gave instructions to Adam as to what to eat and what not to eat (Gen; 2:16-17) Later He gave the Israelities Manna to convince them that He was God and to test them to find out if they beleived Him (Exodus 16:12; Deut 8:16). In the New Testament the apostle Paul stated the proper attitude for everyhing we do including eating; “Whether you eat or all to the glory of God “ (1 Cort 10:31)
When we think of food as a friend that comforts us or an enemy that makes us fat, we miss the wonder of receiving with gratitude a splendid gift from God. Obsessive eating or not eating indicates that we are focused on the gift rather than the giver, which is a form of idolatry.

When eating becomes a true act of worship we will no longer worship food.

When food becomes our god,our appetite for the Bread of LIFE is Diminished.