Today, at United Church of Chapel Hill, we celebrated Holy Communion. Like many Protestant Churches, this Church has it once a month for the 11:00 worship, and every Sunday for 8:45 A.M.
It is literally and figuratively, food for the pilgrimage of the faithful.
Reading (and hopefully seeing soon) the movie "Alice in Wonderland," I am reminded of food for her journey that either shrinks her or makes her monstrous. Either way: food was always at the start of her next leg of her journey.
So it is for us: food is for the journey, making it possible for us to make it the next leg of the pilgrimage.