Quotes about food

God does not promise enough food for comfort or life—he promises enough so that you can trust him and do his will

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Since supper was three kinds of casserole with two kinds of fruit salad, I gathered that my flock, who lambaste life’s problems with food items of just this kind, had heard an alarm. There was even a bean salad, which to me looked distinctly Presbyterian, so anxiety had overspilled its denominational vessel. You’d have thought I̵... read more

Our sense of hunger and thirst are divinely designed to highlight the “Whoever comes to me shall not hunger and whoever believes in me shall never thirst” (John 6:35). And there’s no shortcut. Apart from our experience of empty stomachs and parched throats, of full bellies, quenched thirsts, and the incredible variety of taste, our sp... read more

We ought to be fully engaged with others, asking them questions, offering encouragement, giving a listening ear. Such love for your dinner and your dinner companions is what supreme love looks like when it eats dinner and meets companions. In one sense, to be truly godward is to be manward in the moment.

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One of the besetting sins of our day is food-fussing, the attempt to resurrect some kind of food laws, whether they be all-natural, organic, paleo, gluten-free, or what have you. While there is no problem in having food preferences (I myself am not fan of raw onions, bubble gum, or coffee), there is a serious problem in ascribing moral value to ... read more

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