Cultural Encounters: A Journal For The Theology Of Culture Volume 11 Number 2 (Summer 2016) - Page 85

VOLUME 11, NUMBER 2 A JOURNAL FOR THE THEOLOGY OF CULTURE they want to be alone for some reason. When I see people eating alone, I want to go and be with them. I would suggest that. It’s harder in a restaurant. BH: Great thoughts. Take these ideas with you and think through as church people how this should change the way we are. If you’re not church people, how can we change the whole of our society? Food as obedience. Food as sacrifice. Food as community. Man 13: I married into the Hispanic culture. I learned that to not offer is to be rude. I always thought if I ask for something and they refuse, then that’s rude; but if they don’t offer it or if I don’t offer it to them, that’s rude. BH: Very similar to the Middle Eastern. I spent most of my time in Hispanic countries and I was with really poor people. Every time I went to a poor person’s home in Mexico, they made me food. They would feed me, even though they were poor. Alright, thanks! 82