John 21:12 Jesus said to them, “Come have breakfast.”
Anyone who knows me, knows that one of my favorite meals is breakfast – a good hearty one with eggs, sausage, and biscuits, etc. I also remember fondly my father taking my children to breakfast on Saturday mornings to a place called Bard’s, where all the men convened around a big round table to share breakfast and tell stories. I bet every reader has a fond breakfast story or memory.
So what does the all-powerful God do after conquering death. He invites his friends to breakfast. He says, “Let’s enjoy a meal and being with one another.” Wait a minute you might say. Lent is about fasting? What does breakfast have to do with Lent? What I think John is telling us is — God enjoys our company. With the hectic and fast-paced lives we live, we need to be reminded to slow down, simplify, and enjoy the presence of God. If God in the flesh invites us to breakfast, who are we to say, “I don’t have time.” During Lent let’s all remember to slow down and simply, to enjoy life and God. A warm biscuit awaits each of us even if mine has to be wheat-free .