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Meals

Meals are sacrifices 

Of dollars 

Or time over a cutting board and stove.

They are sacrifices 

Made by someone to another

Like a gift

Or compliment

Or friendly embrace.

What I have I share with you

To sustain you for awhile.

And those who eat

Accept.


Meals are pieces of goodness

Built-in to our existence.

They are occasions to sacrifice

Or accept sacrifice,

To acknowledge we've enough

And remember we need too.

They are like trusting 

Jesus' brokenness on the cross

So our hearts also might be

Broken for others.


We accept 

To give.

Always one before the other.

Never one without the other.

Receive to give.

Receive to give.

Nothing stagnant

Always passed along

Like a faith that works

Or the body burning calories

Always in need

Always able to give

In need of more Christ

Thus able to give more than we have.

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