This food is the gift of the whole universe…the earth, the sky, and much hard work.
May we live in a way that makes us worthy to receive it. May we take only foods that nourish us and prevent illness. May we accept this food so that we can realize our work of serving others with love and compassion.
Let us walk away from these tables with more sustenance than we had, with more JOY than we had, and with more appreciation of each other than we had when we came to these tables.