Hangry. How many of you know that feeling when you’ve waited a little too long to get your lunch, your blood sugar is low, and you’re feeling so irritable that every little thing makes you feel like you’re gonna snap? Hangry= hungry + angry. I’ve have had a few go-rounds with this hangry thing myself.
Sometimes we forget that we need spiritual food, too. Without it, we can be spiritually hangry. Worship is like our weekly meal for the soul. We gather around the altar table and God serves us multiple courses to satisfy our hungry hearts: God’s word proclaimed and preached, Christ’s body shared in bread and wine, and the Holy Spirit shared in the fellowship of community. We are fed and invited to go out and invite others, to share the good news of a feast in a world where so many people are not just spiritually hangry, they are starving.
This message is excerpted from “Dinner Church: Food for a hangry world” by Heidi Eickstadt in the December 2016 Cafe online magazine.
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