Blessed Be Our Table: Graces for mealtimes & reflections on food

Book, 2003, 350 pp
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Blessed Be Our Table integrates thankfulness with a burning passion for justice, both of which are central to our relationship with a bountiful provider God, with the whole wondrous creation, with each other and with our sisters and brothers thoughout the world who, because of greed and injustice, will not receive their daily bread today.

This book invites us to recommit ourselves to act for justice each time we join in the simple sharing of a meal. It is also very much a celebration - of food, of diversity, of community and sharing, of Creator and creation.

The graces, prayers and reflections come from a wide range of contributors: Iona Community members, associates and friends; other religious communites and houses of welcome; humanitarian organizations; various faiths and traditions.

Contents include:

  • washing one's hands
  • for the hands
  • our daily bread
  • getting our teeth into things
  • graces for eating alone
  • Christ our host, Christ our guest
  • family, friends, fellowship
  • God's creation
  • seedtime, harvest, feasting
  • readings from the Bible
  • from different traditions
  • Creator, Son & Holy Spirit
  • God of community
  • silent graces
  • one body in your name
  • body & soul
  • all-humorous Mother & Father
  • special occasions
  • each time we eat
  • God's grace
  • ...and for dessert
  • for the end of meals
  • washing up
PublisherWild Goose Publications

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