May 21, 2015

Learning How to Cook

When my mom began teaching me how to cook, she always said that the first step is eating. Eat the food. Let the flavors and the taste become a part of you. Eating my mom's cooking was more than learning how to cook; it was also a way of understanding my mom. She poured so much of herself into her cooking. If you know how to eat and know how food should taste, then you are ready to begin cooking that food for others.
Theresa Cho, Christian Century May 13, 2015

The author uses this illustration to answer the question: Why do we always find Jesus having a meal with his disciples?  She suggests Christian disciples need to eat, taste, and dissect the flavors so that we might come to understand the chef. Only then are we ready to witness to and feed others.