We’re so busy trying to be in control [of our lives] that many of us treat food as fuel. As a result we strip food of its identity as gift, it’s “gift-ness”. It becomes mere utility. We disregard its rich variety and amazing tastes. Denying that food is a gift allows us to forget the Giver. The moments God gave us to eat, rest, enjoy, commune, and express gratitude are written out of our schedules so we can get on with achieving our own goals. We’re too bust proving ourselves or managing our lives without God to stop and express our dependence.
Tim Chester, A Meal with Jesus, p. 104