Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4

What better way to take up the interest of another than by breaking bread together? Food is a connector of all sorts, spanning across time, cultures and preferences. Take time this weekend to share a meal with a family member, friend, neighbor or even a complete stranger!

Remember that considering someone else’s preferences takes intentionality. It is in the small gestures that we see the hospitable heart of Christ! Is chips and queso their go-to? Are they a coffee connoisseur? What kind of questions can you ask to dive deeper into who they are as a person? Jesus knows what delights your dinner date. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide you with the specifics of who and what this meal should be.

Lastly, it’s not the food that takes the cake! Regardless of how simple or decadent your meal may be, it is about how Jesus loves through you. You will find that “the proof is in the pudding.” Make the gift of a meal about another and you will surely bring a pleasant aroma (of dinner) but also of the love of Christ, Himself!

By Morgan Mallory

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