If you follow the Lectionary you probably know that one of the text's this week is the story of Jesus at a Pharisee's house. It is found in Luke Chapter 14. This story speaks to me because I'm a bit of a foodie and absolutely love it when our house is full of people sitting around the table for food and conversation. I'm thankful that there are so many Biblical examples that involve scenarios around sharing a meal because I can relate to them. Luke shares this story so we can see that service is more important than status and that the table is open to everyone. Here are two master art images that illustrate this lesson...
Artist Hablot Browne sketched a child serving by helping with the bread baking. This is fitting for our Biblical text because it can cause us to think about who is able to serve.
|Mother with Baby, a Child Placing Bread in an Oven, Hablot Browne|
- how do the simple colors and loose lines make you feel? Do they enhance or detract from the story the artist is telling?
- examine the facial expressions. What do they imply about the scene and everyone's level of "status" at this frozen moment in time?
- how old do you need to be to serve? How do you serve in your home?