What I really love about Sara Miles’ book “Take This Bread” is that she really gets how feeding people is a sacred act.
…In her mind the inclusivity she saw suggested we weren’t really Christian. I wanted to embrace a version of Christianity that can include that inter-faith inclusivity. I wanted to her to know that there is such a thing as an inclusive feeling “Christian” church accepting of a wide range of understandings.
It is worthy of our time and energy, not because we need more churchgoers, but we face the question ‘how well equipped are our children to live in the world as mature, growing, compassionate and loving people of faith?’ They are living into a much more complex and varied spiritual landscape that most of us grew into, so judging success by church attendance as adults seems too narrow a gauge. Can they, in their independence and giftedness, use the tools and mentoring they’ve been given to navigate a spiritual life that has meaning and value for them and for others?