Finally I got around to watching Babette’s Feast yesterday on DVD. What a treat. Now I see why everybody raves about it. A meal of grace, indeed.
Babette’s meal is a means of grace, just like the sacrament of the eucharist. For some the eucharist may have become a routine ritual, but for those open to the movements of divine grace it can be an occasion of reconciliation and renewal.
“Put away from you all bitterness and wrath and anger and wrangling and slander, together with all malice, and be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ has forgiven you.”