February 6, 2016 8:39 am

Meals are daily celebrations where we meet each other around the same table to be nourished and share in joy. They are a particular delight for the body and the senses. So we shouldn’t bolt our food under the pretext of having more important or more spiritual things to do than sit at the table. A meal is an important community event which has to be well prepared and fully lived. It is a time when the joy of eating and drinking well merge with the joy of meeting — a marvelous human moment.