Honor at Meals

This coming Sunday is the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time.  In yesterday’s post we explored the Scriptural  use of the word “humility.”  Today we will consider the mealing setting, common in many of the gospels as a metaphor for the celebration of the Kingdom’s come. But it is also often a setting of controversy. Consider that vv.1-6 centered on the debate at table regarding the lawfulness of curing on the Sabbath – reminiscent of earlier discussions about appropriate behavior on the Sabbath (e.g., 6:2, 9; 13:14–16). Continue reading