Our lives revolve around food. Literally, you don't eat, you die. But in the U.S. we've taken food quantity to a whole new level. There are restaurants on every corner, full refrigerators, stocked pantries, supplied grocers, farmers markets on the weekends... I could keep going, but you get the point. Yet, we all know quantity and quality are two different things. One of the best meals I ever had was at a little concrete block Mexican home in the middle of nowhere. While food may have been scarce, at Pastor Benito's house it was always good. Eating a good meal can be life-changing. I present to you four ways a good meal can change your life.
1. A good meal can ruin every other meal
It becomes the standard by which you judge all other meals of its kind. Allie makes really good spaghetti, and she has tuned it to my tastes. It's just enough of mom's spaghetti with a genuine Italian touch. I love it. I compare all other spaghetti to her's. So far, none are as good.
2. A good meal can bring you back to your childhood
Have you ever been transported back to your childhood through a particular dish? It's an amazing experience. Maybe it reminds you of mom, dad, grandma, or grandpa's cooking. If you've ever seen the movie Ratatouille, you might remember a powerful scene where a cynical hardened food critic is broken by a plate of ratatouille.
3. A good meal can create friendships
I tell Allie all the time that we have grown our community group through her cooking. She always does an excellent job keeping our CG well fed. If you come to our group get used to an extra pound or two. That extra weight is worth it because sitting down to a good meal with people fosters community. Most of my friendships in Boston have started at the dinner table.
4. A good meal can define our lives
Jesus knew the power of food. In fact, he created us with a hunger for food. but that's not the only hunger he gave us. Tomorrow's passage in John 6 starts with full bellies but ends up filling something deeper. All of us have other hungers we seek to satisfy, but if you pay attention, you have found there is a hunger that no physical thing can fulfill.
In our passage tomorrow we'll experience one of Jesus' most famous miracles, "The Feeding of the 5,000." Through it, we'll find how Jesus fills all our needs both some physical and others non-physical. I look forward to worshiping with you tomorrow!!
Lead Pastor Mosaic Boston, Jamaica Plain
493 Centre St., Jamaica Plain
Monthly Potluck Lunch After Worship Service TOMORROW (3/4/18)
Every first Sunday of the month we gather for lunch after church. Come along and bring your favorite dish to share!
Charter Membership Class March 11
Mosaic JP is beginning official church membership! We will have our first membership class March 11 at Pastor Ivey's house. If you're interested in membership you can come to the class and learn more about what being a member of Mosaic means.
Good Friday Service March 30, 6:30 PM at Tremont Temple
This year we're going to join with others churches in the city to focus on Good Friday. Join us at Tremont Temple as we remember the sacrifice of Jesus.