I love food. Eating good food, making food for those I love, sharing time with people over food. Food is part of celebrations and festivals. Times of joy. Comfort eating is sometimes a way of recreating the feeling associated with those times of joy and fellowship.
Today is Maundy Thursday and is a day when we, as Christians, think about the symbolism of food. The celebratory meal we remember is a Passover meal. It may have been the last supper for Jesus but was the first of many re-enactments in communion when we are reminded about his body and blood and all that he did for us.
Sharing celebratory meals, sharing communion, with our friends and family may be limited just now because of this time of lockdown. But the symbolism of continuing to do these things reminds us of those times that we have known in the past and give us hope of these things happening again in the future. Whether we are thinking of the joy and fellowship, hugs and shared meals at the end of lockdown, or eternal joy and fellowship, let us enjoy the symbolic celebration through our food over this Easter time.