Even though I’m not pregnant, I crave a lot of things.
I crave my warm bed when I’m on my way to work early in the morning.
I crave sparkling water after a workout.
I crave a hot meal at the end of a long day.
Yes, I sometimes crave bacon.
If we take a closer look at our lives and our souls, we’ll discover cravings inside all of us. We all long for something.
We long for a home, a safe space just for us.
We long for rest when life throws us around.
We long for comfort when we witness so much pain and suffering in this world.
We long to belong to a group of people who accept and encourage us.
We long for that special person who will love us no matter what.
We long for real community, raw honesty and true fellowship.
When two or more people sit down at a table together, they can satisfy their cravings for food. Good meals nourish the body, but they also strengthen the soul.
Sharing a meal together is so much more than just eating – it is a chance to build community, to share something real, to go deeper in a relationship.
The table is where our cravings and longings come together.
We’re invited to come and experience true acceptance and true satisfaction.
Writing for Five Minute Friday today.
10 thoughts on “Where our Cravings Find a Home”
“The table is where our cravings and longings come together.” Yes! Loved this. Visiting you from the FMF where I am #6.
Thank you, Barbie! It’s nice to see you at FMF again!
So much THIS: “Sharing a meal together is so much more than just eating – it is a chance to build community, to share something real, to go deeper in a relationship.” I’m in the 5 spot this week.
It’s just true, that’s what I’ve come to learn… thanks, Tara!
“We long for real community, raw honesty and true fellowship.”
A thousand times this!
It just seems so much harder to really connect in these ways, the older I get, but so precious once I find it.
You’re right, it does get more difficult. But that’s why a table is a good medium.
Stopping over from FMF
Thank you, Shannon!
So very true, Katha!
Although…I read while eating, and that makes me dreadful company! Without a book, I will look to anything printed…as a child I read cereal boxes. Incurable, I guess.
#1 at FMF this week.
Oh, me too, Andrew! I would also read cereal boxes, all the nutrition information…I think it’s good if you can eat by yourself and keep yourself company, but dinner with friends is also nice…