In Radical Hospitality I commented on Sieger Koder’s painting above:
Koder was a artist who painted startling folky paintings featuring child-like simplicity of the characters, and depicting Jesus by reflection rather than description. We don’t actually see Jesus in this painting; we see people around the table looking at Him – and it looks for all the world that they seem to be looking at… You. You are the person through whom Jesus practices radical hospitality.
I was reminded of this when I recently came upon Meaghan Ritchey’s reflections during the long months of quarantine:
“People are lonely,” writes New York Times food editor Sam Sifton in his cookbook See You on Sunday. “They want to be part of something, even when they can’t identify that longing as a need. They show up. Feed them. It isn’t much more complicated than that.”
Meaghan Ritchey, Director of Communications & Marketing, Image Journal.