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Hungry?Jesus not only makes room for “the least of these” at his table of blessing, he gives them preferred seating. Sitting at the table with those who are most vulnerable and hungry, we discover ourselves anew. We are returned to ourselves as onesMoreHungry?Jesus not only makes room for “the least of these” at his table of blessing, he gives them preferred seating. Sitting at the table with those who are most vulnerable and hungry, we discover ourselves anew. We are returned to ourselves as ones taken, blessed, broken, given, and spoken in God’s love, that we might re-member the body of Christ for a hurting world.Drawing from years of practice and reflection with the poor, Kris Rocke and Scott Dewey guide us through a 40-week spiritual formation experience that includes daily, weekly, and monthly practices of communion with God, each other, and our world. Depending on your appetite, these devotionals can be enjoyed as appetizers, five-course meals, or even desserts.Rooted in reality and unblinking in the face of beauty and anguish in the streets, Meal From Below invites us into unexpected ways of seeing. These new sights will sometimes disturb, often encourage, and always invite us to new freedom. Joy flavors the meal from start to finish, with the laughter of table companions always close at hand.So... bring a hearty appetite, an open heart, a little courage, and a sense of humor to this Meal from Below—and dig in!“Seldom do you find such good theology, good writing, and good socialanalysis in the same book or program. This is indeed ‘food’ for an ageand a church that expects nothing new and yet is tired of the old menu.”—FR. RICHARD ROHR, O.F.M.“This fine and deeply soulful book reminds us to re-member theexquisite mutuality to which God’s kinship calls us all. It connects usto the communion that is of most interest to God: the kind that erasesmargins, welcomes the poor, and includes those left out. Be fed by thisbook.”—GREGORY J. BOYLE, S.J.