“The first story about humankind in the Bible is about people eating something they’re not supposed to. In this season of bounty, as you sit down to feast, your own relationship with food may pose a similar struggle. Are you conscious of what you’re eating?
The Eden story, in which we claimed free will as we gave up the garden, places our relationship with food at the heart of the matter. Why, with so many other possible laws to create, did God put a form of nourishment off limits? Perhaps it’s because what we take into ourselves does create us anew. Our food’s vitamins, minerals, and nutrients literally compose us. We create ourselves anew with each dinner. Bon appetit.”