The food is good, so we don’t need to pray the evangelical prayer of “Bless this food to our bodies” – the food is blessed already, as are our bodies. So we bless not the food, but the one who has blessed us with this blessing of his grace. As we eat, we bless the one who blesses us, as we take into these blessed bodies the sign of blessing – a blessing that is real despite the curse that hangs over all the earth. The food is good.
Yesterday I drove to Shaftesbury, to Cann Mills, for bags of flour – wholemeal and white and rye; stoneground and organic. Snow had settled on the hills, and deer and hares raced over the white slopes of Win Green. That flour will be used for good bread – sourdough and yeast; kneaded, proved and baked.
The food is good.