Last night we decided to try something much different than we were used to. We had a Shabbat meal to celebrate Good Friday. I'm so thankful for a husband who lets me try new things!
It turned out to be one of the most memorable nights we've had in a long time. I tried to make the table look very special and pulled out the best china, candles and table decorations.
Friends joined us. Of course, we teased them that if they knew what they were in for they may not have come!
I read scripture and then lit the two white candles - observe and remember. We then went around the table and each of us took time to share what we appreciated about each other. It was a wonderful way to speak a blessing over each person.
Dan then read the account of the last supper and we said a blessing over the challah bread and wine. In our case, we used sparkling cider. We then sang the benediction.
Then we ate the meal in courses. It took almost two hours to complete and it seemed to be a much better way to eat the meal. We took our time. We enjoyed the company. We enjoyed the food.
Dan & I definitely want to try to start doing this on a regular basis. It is a wonderful way to prepare your hearts and minds for the Sabbath day.