During Lent, we examine ourselves, choosing to pull back from excess and feasting. We are called to soup. This is a good time to think about people in our communities who make soup to stretch their dollars, who aren’t thinking about bisques and fancy mushrooms, but about how they will feed their families, to sustain them for the days ahead.
The potluck of soup reminds me of the richness and diversity of our community. In the pot as well as in the pew, disparate ingredients belong and work together for the good of the Body.
This message is excerpted from “Soup’s on!” by Cara Strickland in the March 2019 issue of Gather magazine.