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Simon’s Table

person Rev. Dr. Chris Carrasco

Luke 7:36-50

No this isn’t about Simon Peter, but Simon the Pharisee. His dinner party is interrupted by a bold woman who goes to great lengths to demonstrate her thankfulness to Jesus. Eucharist
means to give thanks which is the central theme of most table graces. Eating and thankfulness go together at a spiritual level, a relational level, and a physical level. Simon learns a great lesson
from this unnamed woman: gratitude is the result of a forgiven heart.

Food for Thought: How do you connect eating with giving thanks? What have been some of your prayers before meals? In what way do you show your gratitude to God and others?