To truly be grateful for the meal you are about to share, consider its origins. Take some time to think about the people involved and processes required to grow, produce, and transport the various ingredients for this meal. Be grateful for those who helped to get this food to you, and be aware of how your food’s production affects the earth.
—Sarah E. Bollinger, Angela R. Olsen , The Awakened Life for High School Students: Finding Stillness in an Anxious World, Leader Guide (Upper Room Books, 2020)
Describe a meal you vividly remember. Who was present? What did you eat? Why do you think this meal stands out in your memory? Join the conversation.
[Jesus said] “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats of this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
—John 6:51 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
When I am full of worry, awaken me.
When I feel isolated, awaken me.
When I am afraid, awaken me.
God, of love and compassion, awaken me. Amen.
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This summer, join The Upper Room Chapel for our Summer in the Psalms series. Each week, Dr. Rev. Amy E. Steele will lead us in scripture reading, prayer, and reflection as we meditate on the Psalms together. Catch up on previous services and join us each Wednesday on Facebook or YouTube.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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