Lunch for God

How often do you get a ‘quick lunch’? Does your work schedule keep you hopping so much that you microwave something fast and eat it while having a meeting at the same time? Do you run out and ‘grab something’ from a fast food place or a vending machine? Maybe you throw a couple of packaged items together fast in the morning to bring for your lunch.

I know this is true for me more often than I care to admit. Some meals are just necessary to have ‘on the go’ without putting much thought into it except for its physical necessity.

On one of these fast lunches while on my way to a meeting last week really got me thinking about that. If you’re like me, you love the flavors of food at any time. Even a quick lunch is one that I want to taste good and be flavorful…and I want to enjoy it!

But how do we do that? How can we have a good middle of the day meal, acknowledge our ‘High Source’ and still get on with our busy schedules?

Simple! Take a few seconds for yourself to acknowledge and appreciate the food you are eating, who you are eating it with and what you are accomplishing at the same time. (A mid-day ‘grace’ if you will.)

It can be as easy as inwardly recognizing the food you’re about to eat…giving a ‘high thanks’ for it and inwardly recognizing the people you are sharing your lunch hour with. Go ahead! Keep it inward! Make it your Lunch for God! Let it be your secret that no one else has to know about…yet they are reaping the benefits of such an experience because you have created it to be so!

Now let’s go further than that!

I recently went to meet a friend for a quick lunch at Costco the other day…for those of you who don’t know, Costco is a large whole-sale chain through out the United States that sells all kinds of grocery items and other stuff in bulk. Outside of most of them is a snack stand that serves a variety of pizza slices, salads and…my favorite, polish hot dogs. And the best price! $1.50 for a hot dog and a drink! Such a deal!

I knew that my meeting was going to be a short one, but I packed one of my great aunt’s small vintage table cloths and a couple of matching cloth napkins in a brown paper bag and brought it with me. After we ordered and ‘dressed’ our hot dogs with plenty of onions, mustard and relish, I pulled out the tablecloth and the napkins and spread them out over one of the small metal tables. My friend was astounded and asked me what I was doing. I simply replied to her, “We’re having a Lunch for God.”
Having read my book, she smiled, sat down and instantly got into the mood with me about having a Lunch for God.

We continued our meeting as we had planned but suddenly there seemed to be a new and ‘high energy’ in what we were doing…all because we put forth an intention to continue to recognize our ‘High Source’ through out the meal! It was very enlightening and FUN!

We both started talking about how any meal…breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack or dinner can be a Meal for God! A connection to our Highest Selves and our Highest Source! How amazing is that?!?

So go ahead! Even if you’re having a fast food meal, bring a fun tablecloth and cloth napkins! Bring a bud vase with a flower in it! Bring a candle and light it! Bring your ‘God’ into it!

Lunch for God in the Office ~

Maybe you want to share your Lunch for God with your co-workers! Make a regular Tuesday your ‘Lunch for God’ day with them! It can be a pot-luck style where each person brings a favorite lunch dish to share. See what happens! Who wants to contribute what? Make it fun for all of you! You may end up being surprised by what people bring to the table (literally and figuratively)!

I am including one of my most favorite sandwiches that is so easy to make and always promises to be a big hit for any lunch you wish to share.

Enjoy this experience dear Beings and please share your Lunches with God here on the blog with the rest of us. I can’t wait to read about them!

Be Good to Yourself ~ Be GOD to Yourself


~~~ Rayme’s Favorite Sandwich ~~~

Serves 4

One loaf French baguette – fresh and cut length wise
1 lb fresh Mozzarella cheese – cut in ¼ inch slices
1 small jar marinated roasted red peppers
1 small jar marinated artichoke hearts
½ cup olive oil
Fresh ground pepper – to taste.

Open the baguette, drizzle olive oil on both open sides
Layer Mozzarella cheese from end to end on bottom side
Repeat with roasted red peppers and artichoke hearts
Add fresh ground pepper from end to end.
Close with top baguette, and cut into 3 inch portions.
Wrap in wax paper, pack and go!

8 Responses to “Lunch for God”

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