To Water in Excelsis

To water in excelsis. In vino veritas.
As the Son of Man (or, Jesus) came eating and drinking
and made friends with the people of the earth regardless of social distinction or class,
let us strive to do likewise in our own eating and drinking,
thinking and speaking, living and acting.
Let us ever be thankful for the food we eat, the friends we share,
the water and wine we drink, the air we breathe, and the songs we sing.


A sepia-tone photo of a broken loaf of bread and a glass of red wine
A table filled with cups, casseroles, and soup being ladled out