Episode 6: The Sacramental Nature of an Heirloom Tomato
To-may-to, to-mah-to…. Jess and I might not agree on how to say the name of that delicious fruit-vegetable, but we do agree that we should consider it a little more deeply than how good it tastes. In this episode, we are talking about the theology of food, how eating should be a conversation of gratefulness to God, how death brings us life, and what practical things we can do to eat and shop a little more intentionally.
14 You cause the grass to grow for the livestock
and plants for man to cultivate,
that he may bring forth food from the earth
15 and wine to gladden the heart of man,
oil to make his face shine
and bread to strengthen man's heart. (ESV)
Share it! Practice hospitality and invite some folks over to share food with.
Grow your own food (even if it’s just herbs in a pot!)
Try and buy even just a couple of things organic or from a farmer’s market.
Do a bit of reading and research to start thinking in the right direction. Easy way to do this: watch a documentary on Netflix, like Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food or Food, Inc.
Attempt to make some change, not all the change. You’ll find that good choices are made easier by practice, attentiveness, and time.