Christmas dinner: can it restore regular and spiritually open meals together?

Christmas mealChristmas dinner: can it restore regular and spiritually open meals together?  See the prayerful writing of Norman Wirzba in Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating (Cambridge University Press).  “’Why did God create a world in which every living creature must eat?’  By the second page he gives the short answer: ‘Eating joins people to each other, to other creatures and to the world, and to God through forms of  ‘natural communion’ too complex to fathom.’ He wants us to know that we don’t understand food until we realize that its origin and end is God and that every mundane act of eating is a daily invitation to commune with God and God’s creation.”