Tasting heaven

St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church food pantry, San FranciscoWell-meaning Christian visitors liked to describe the pantry as a “feeding ministry,” that that just seemed like a nervous euphemism to me. What I saw was church: hundreds of people gathering each week around an altar to share food and to thank God … At the food pantry, we drank out of the same cups and put our sick, scarred hands on each other. We ate without washing correctly. And sometimes, when we thought we were just going to have lunch, we tasted heaven.

[Sara Miles, Jesus Freak: Feeding, Healing, Raising the Dead (San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2010, pp. xv-xvi)].

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