Welcome to the Feast is an invitation to explore the theme of celebrating God’s unfolding covenant relationship with humanity in the context of a meal. Starting with Abraham’s hospitality in providing a feast for three divine visitors, the menu in Welcome to the Feast begins with ample servings from the Old Testament before delving into Jesus’ many controversial meals with his disciples and other sinners. After savoring the accounts of miraculous feedings, the accounts of the Last Supper as recorded in Paul and the Synoptic Gospels become the main course. Yeary follows with the “breaking of the bread,” in the book of Acts. Finally, we hear in Jesus’ bread of life discourse in John the call for all who are hungry for true food to come to the feast.
Clifford M. Yeary is the associate director of Little Rock Scripture Study, for which he writes and revises study materials and presents wrap-up lectures. He is the author of Pilgrim People: A Scriptural Commentary published by Liturgical Press and is a contributor to The Bible Today.