Shared supper

Acts 11:1-18

When I was a child and the lectionary rolled around to passages about clean and unclean foods, kosher and not, Pharisaic daintiness and gentile appetites, I concluded that the bizarre past was intruding on the normal present. The idea that you could judge and be judged by what you ate was as alien as any other item in the Levitical code. Jesus said, “There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him” (Mark 7:15), and that was that.

 

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