Wednesday, February 13, 2013
In Search of: The Table
Do your children know what a table is? Do you use one in your home? Do you use it daily? What do you do there?
Your mission today is to find your dining table and then commit to using it for the rest of Lent. Eat every meal at your table or at a table. Stop eating out of bags and boxes on the go and eat at the table.
We made this change the first time 2 years ago for Lent at the challenge of my son's catechism teacher for First Communion and Confirmation. It made a world of difference in our lives.
Now, if your table is like mine was, you might need to unearth it first. That's okay. Get out a trash bag and a box. Put the trash in the bag and the things that need to be put away in a box. Do the same for your chairs. Then (and this is for everyone!) give your table a good wipe down - all of it, including the chairs. Clean it from the top to the bottom and get all the dust and dirt off it.
Each week we join the Lord at his table to receive the Eucharist. That's how important the family table is in our Faith. He chose to give us a table to gather around.
We need to do the same for our families.