Pastor's Corner: June 9

Posted on June 10, 2024 in: Pastor's Corner

Here’s the question I’ve been avoiding: What three words would you use to describe yourself? It’s too much like an awkward icebreaker at a meeting. Or a really annoying drinking game at a party. But, here we go: Introverted (which you must have noticed, but remember that introversion—just like its opposite—can be an asset). Creative (the part of me that values things like music and art, architecture and gardens, poetry and story-telling). Faithful (think of Dorothy Day’s description of faith as “a need to worship, to adore").

Now the question I’ve been eagerly wanting to answer: What is your favorite movie? Easy: Babette’s Feast. (At the risk of name-dropping Pope Francis included this film among his five favorites.) Based on a short story by Isak Denison, it’s in Danish and French with English subtitles. But, it’s about food and music, about love and celibacy. Most of all, it’s incredibly about the Eucharist. If you watch it, I hope you’ll discover we’ve been dining at Babette’s feast every time we come to the Lord’s Table.

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