“Oh, that meal,” she says arching brows above her familiar blue marble eyes, “I don’t think I’ll ever forget it.” After scouring the menu, my best friend and I order entrees, fold up menus and hand them back to our waitress.  But she is salivating over the past.

LuAnn and I live hundreds of miles apart now but when we enjoy the sacrament of presence, she often recollects a dinner party I hosted about fourteen years ago like it just happened last week. I’m paying more attention to why that memory remains in the forefront of her thinking since reading Brett McCracken’s Gray Matters: Navigating the Space between Legalism and Liberty.

I’m over at The High Calling today for Books and Culture. We’re talking about eating as a cultured Christian. Join me? I would love to hear what you think about this topic in the comments.