Give us this day our daily bread. Matthew 6:11
Close your eyes and imagine bread or rolls from your favorite restaurant…A server carries in a basket of piping hot bread, with the aroma trailing behind, and places it on the table. The fragrance brings smiles as the basket is passed and each person pulls out a roll or a slice of warm bread.
Bread is part of what beckons you to return, whether it’s cheesy hot biscuits, fluffy yeast rolls, Mediterranean flatbread, specialty breadsticks, or local fare.
Hospitality focuses on the other person. It should be the norm in our homes and our churches, not simply found in restaurants.
There are several reasons restaurants serve bread before the meal. It’s a sign of hospitality and a generous offering that can raise spirits and open