I walked into an old hotel in Santo Domingo and saw a great way to use a beautiful, old door. Mount a solid piece of glass over the entire door on four pillars so that there is a six inch space between the door and glass. Then create four legs to mount the glass/ door creating a table.
We eat to be nourished to live the gospel. Every meal whether alone , as a couple, with family or friends can become a door that opens into a world outside of ourselves. I usually eat alone but my awareness of Christ present with me opens the doorway of gratitude for my food and home. In my solitude I can become more aware of those who are truly lonely. Solitude is not loneliness but being alone with the Other. But I would much rather eat with others, even strangers.
Jesus opened many doors through meals: the disciples on road to Emmaus; the feeding of the 5,000; the dinner at the Pharisee ‘s home with the “unwelcome woman” who bathed the feet of Jesus ; most importantly, the Eucharist with Jesus washing the feet of the apostles. The Eucharist is the meal that opens the door into the Heart of Christ.
When I get back into Chicago , who wants to help me find a beautiful , simple old door and create a table? The creative process ,itself, may very well open the door to Mystery.
Buen camino. Fr. Frank
9 thoughts on “A Meal on a Door. October 11, 2014”
Count me in! 🙂
Please count us in! We are looking forward to hearing of your Camino around a large table of friends. Peace and buen camino
Thanks for all of your posts! Please count us in. Myrna and I are looking forward to sharing meals around a table of friends. Peace.
Tom and Myrna. Keep thinking about yu. In my prayers. Walk very difficult. Love. Frank
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You are my hero!
Padre…I am back in the states and enjoyed both your post and sharing meals on the trails of Spain. I look forward to reading more reflections as your continue on your Pilgrimage. Buen Camino!
Count me in as well! Looking forward to seeing you soon!
I know you will be walking without any St. Teresa parishioners with you for a while. Don’t worry, you will be in our thoughts and prayers daily! Thanks for all your words of inspiration. They have helped me during these trying times.
Also, I think we can find an old door somewhere!
This door thing I’m really getting into. We gotta do it. Off for some licorice