Lent is a good time to be mindful about food as some people are fasting and others giving up their favorite foods. It's a good time to think about the scarcity and abundance of gifts we are given.

Let's be thankful for the food we are given. Be grateful for what we have to eat. Respect that food that our family has and avoid waste. This is a good time to learn more about the food we eat. Where does it come from? Do we grow it? Raise it? Buy it in the store? Food has a price and is not only a need but a choice we make several times a day as we nourish our body. Are we thankful for the food prepared for us? Use this spiritual time to discipline the way we think about food.

"You crown the year with your bounty; your wagon tracks overflow with richness.  The pastures of the wilderness overflow, the hills gird themselves with joy, the meadows clothe themselves with flocks, the valleys deck themselves with grain, they shout and sing together with joy. (Psalm 65:11-13)

Thank the Lord for the food He has given us and respect it as the gift that it is. Share it with those less fortunate and break bread with those you love.