Banquets, dialogues, memory and love

02 Apr

Not only in the Christian liturgy, but in the whole philosophy and literature dining table has a strong meaning whenTheDinner speaking of relations and dialogue among its diners.

The Plato’s Symposium with Phaedrus, the two dialogues of Plato whose main theme Love, Banquet Plato he talks about the nature and qualities of love, but is primarily concerned with the issues surrounding the City and philosophers.

At the Last Supper of Jesus, after numerous conversations, some made based on parables, the parable of the talents of Lazarus and the rich, the last time worker, smart administrator and so many others, he conducts a dialogue with his apostles and prepares to leave his memory, but what would be the true memorial of Jesus.

He is explicit in the Last Supper, it was common wash their hands and feet at feasts, and Jesus begins with an unusual gesture, usually the slaves washed their feet, and Jesus himself will make this gesture, trying to teach humility and service to his disciples.

Then for supper, it was Pascal supper of the Jews, but was not made on Friday, He is on Thursday because the lamb should be Slain (dead) will be himself, and there is one second unusual gesture in Jewish supper there Elijah’s cup that is always part and Jesus taking this cup (usually there are individual cups) it will use this cup, indicating that He is the one that Elijah had announced to come, take it and give it to your friends , to take along with the bread already allocated, the bread in the Jewish supper is hidden and must be found, and then he will say what is your memorial:

In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, Jesus says “Do this in memory of me” (1 Cor 11, 24) and complete:. “Every time, in fact, you eat this bread and drink this cup, you will be proclaiming the Lord’s death until he comes “(1 Cor 11, 26).

Jesus is speaking of his death which is the apex of his love, to give his life for humanity, which should happen in the coming hours when it will be delivered to their executioners.

Alice watched Forever, which tells the story of a teacher with early Alzheimer’s disease who is preparing to memory loss and death, the actress Julianne Moore won the Oscar for best actress, and the film’s director, Richard Glatzer died March 11 of ALS, there are therefore two life lessons in the film.

In literature many plots that take place around the table, a recent novel is “Dinner”, the dutch writer Herman Koch, one of the biggest best-sellers of 2012 Europe with more than 1 million copies sold and will now for the cinema.



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