And yet food is a gift from God. It represents God’s love for us. This wonderful world that God created provides us with all that we need to live — air, water, food, shelter — the basic elements a person needs to live and function. It is no accident that our most profound sacrament, Holy Communion, is food.
From Food & Faith, by Wendy Whiteside (2009), United Methodist Women. Photo from the garden of Rev. Larry Dial, Knoxville, Tenn.