Valuable insights are not rooted in our attachments to certain foods, people, places or images, but in our detachment from them, our ability to stand back and see them for what they represent.
A common table is a great equalizer. It says we sit at the same level and eat the same food, sharing the same need and enjoying the same grace. And Christian hospitality requires us to do that with people less like ourselves.
Language is a wonderful gift, easily corrupted.