Table Delight

There are specific rules for table setting, all created centuries ago according for need. For instance the knife is always placed with the blade turned inward so it will not be easily accessible for attack of a table companion. When you are finished eating, place your knife and fork side by side as a signal to the waiter. IF you cross them over one another it means you hated the meal.

There are a bunch of other rules that we have forgotten or perhaps never been taught. These are my personal favorites.

Friends, close your mouth when you are chewing and put your cell phone away. You are supposed to be having a conversation with people, not electronics. Use your utensils like an adult, not a two-year-old trying to catch or stab their food.

You have a napkin so use it please to wipe your face but not to blow your nose! Pick your teeth later when you are by yourself! Ask for far away foods to be passed to you.

I am sure you have a few more of your own. You may not have many opportunities for fine dining, but I think they might be ahead of us at some point.

You serve me a six-course dinner right in front of my enemies. You revive my drooping head; my cup brims with blessing. (Psalm 23:5, MSG)

Prayer- Father God, when we get all caught up in the fancy of the world; remind us what really counts, the Christ. Amen.

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