What is the essence of a feast?

John 6:1-15. John’s version of the five loaves and two fish miracle

In a feast, most (if not all) participants commemorate a figure that represents the group. In a way, a feast is a means to celebrate a group’s identity. The inherent sharing and dialogue built into dining together seems to punctuate the message: it’s less about the person and more about the group.

When we celebrate birthdays, do we merely celebrate the celebrant, or do we celebrate the family or the barkada as a a whole?

When a couple has a series of monthsaries and anniversaries, is it about the individual or the couple that emerges from true love?

In a sense, a feast’s essence may be in the relationships and interactions of people that promotes love. Both miraculously and ordinarily, the feast allows us to celebrate Love.

When done appropriately, in feasts we can better know God. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if organizations can be platforms of feasts?

[DAILY GOSPEL INSIGHTS AND REFLECTION FOR MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION 119: APRIL 29, 2022]

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