Catholic World Art
Artist, Ira Thomas
 
Chosen Foods
 
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We all know who the chosen people were —the nation that God chose to enter into — but how about the chosen foods?
 
While the Lord lived on earth, His diet was specific to His place and time. These are some of the foods Jesus would have likely eaten and which provided nutrition for the Son of God: grapes, fish, honey, olives, eggs, figs, lamb, pomegranates, mint, cheese, bread, leeks, dates and lentils. I label these the chosen foods.
 
I painted them floating, as though they have been elevated by the Lord. These are the favored foods He blessed before He ate, the foods He savored. For the wonderful variety of foods we eat, including these chosen foods, in His name we pray, “Bless us O Lord, and these Thy gifts.”
 

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