Card of the Day: Queen of Plates

Queen-of-Plates-editHappy Saturday.
The Queen of Cups is the queen of the food we put into our bodies. She has mastered diet and nutrition, and is well aware of the fact that we are what we eat, literally. The Queen of Plates has her finger, or her spoon, on the mystery of food that few ever think of. The food we eat doesn’t just pass through us. The molecules of the food become the molecules of our blood, our flesh and our bones.

She embodies this mystery in the regular practice of communion, practiced in ancient religions long before its appearance as part of the Christian faith. This is my body, eat. This is my blood drink. This flesh and blood that becomes ours was originally the flesh and blood of the mother earth, who is the true provider of our sustenance.