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The Last Supper by Carmela D'Amore

The Last Supper…

Easter just finishing, I thought of many people and their own families gathering at the table, all coming from different parts of the world to reunite and connect with mum, dad, aunties, uncles, cousins, friends and acquaintances and the odd stranger. Sharing the table with food, of tradition, modern, and soul food.

I pondered on the thought of the last supper.

Many think that the last supper was the end…. Well was it? The disciples sat with Jesus and ate a meal, they all where his disciples, they ate with him they spent 3 years in the ministry with him and lived and breathed the Gospel of God, they slept, ate, walked, meditated, He taught them, ways and new beliefs also future beliefs for the evolution of mankind to leave His legacy.

If you spent 3 years with a Mentor, or a coach, would know everything about that person, and be a partner to their ideas, and beliefs? That Mentor would impart his own self, energy, time, love, trust and beliefs and instil them in you.

Why do you think that Jesus spent all of his time with his disciples.?

The 12 where picked and lead by Jesus to preach the gospel, please stay with me there is a metaphor to this you will patiently find out. Each one of them, sat at that table all had a purpose to lead, and a mission, they where picked and shaped, (by the way they all had their own will) and could only go as far as they would let themselves go? Even the least of them had a purpose; every single one of them had a purpose a vision and a mission. They had to believe in Him. He asked them a question `Who do they say I am?

Don’t you think? I know that some where predestined to shape this world, but you can only go as far as your own beliefs and what you allow the belief in you to grow from your own mentors right? The obstacles and challenges pave the way for us to morph just like Peter, who was a fisherman by trade.

Peter was a disciple of Jesus, he adored Jesus and one day would betray him. Many stay there and believe that was all about Peter. But was it? Peter wrote the Gospel and was morphed into a Great Believer whom many today still read about what he saw and believed, but if he stayed in that dungeon (it was the time in the dungeon that he believed in himself and believing in himself gave him the belief in Jesus that he was the son of God) he would have died, he had to believe in that he was sent for a higher purpose. The old saying `as a man thinks in his heart so is he.’

He stepped out of his comfort zone, and morphed into one of the greatest preacher’s of the world, just a fisherman: he had a voice with a purpose and a destiny.

Each one of those disciples was there for a purpose they all had a calling, on their lives. They had to believe first, in Jesus and then in His ministry to be the voice of God in them to deliver His people out of their own bondages. God is good he knows the human being and his own struggles, and knows that a single word can deliver them out of bondage, a thought pattern that they have had all their life, can be changed in an instant with a knew belief. But to get there we need to be aware that there is something just not right in me? I want to change right?

And then all of a sudden comes the Saviour in a word, in a new belief, and a kind gesture, and gives you the freedom, that you could not see you already had in you.

What I really want to talk to you about is the people who perch at your own table, your intimate ones, your acquaintances, your confidantes, your constituents, they all represent a belief and have a purpose in your life.

We might not be aware of it now; that we have our own ministries; they need to be built, to leave the legacy of our own immortality. That we where once here on earth, the voice of the past, that we too performed a role to build and shape the legacy of our own ministry `our family.’

The past is very the ingredient of revealing how we are building and shaping the future legacy in our families foundations today, we can take the valuable into the present to build a legacy for the future generations to grow strong and courageous foundations for their own ministry, so that when they are facing challenges in their own lives, (and believe me they will) they will remember the table that they sat at and where moulded with love, patience and food for the soul, as well as food for their bodies.

Generations of families perch at the table with out us consciously being aware that the past also reside with them you cannot see them, but you can hear them in the voices and the beliefs.

What do you want to leave behind for your legacy, for your children’s children? What ministry are you directing your family in today? Where are you leading your table? We all have a purpose in life, even the least that we think.

When the table is set and all are sitting what words do we say? The future seeds we sow? How do we draw our loved ones in? How do we desire to shape our people? Each person who approaches and perches across your table are there for a purpose, how can we connect with them to let their own ministries grow?

Was it the last supper? Or was it the beginning of a legacy?

The table is a place where we call home; it is the heart of our own ministry. It is the legacy we leave to each person who sits across our table? Where are we leading our people? What do we believe? Does everyone who sits at our table have a purpose? Who do they say you are?

Carmela D’Amore

Carmela D’Amore

Carmela D’Amore is an International Sicilian chef, the daughter and granddaughter of Sicilian migrants, with over 45 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Ambassador to Sicilian food and culture, a published International author of over 3 books, currently the executive chef of Sorrento Trattoria, an Italian Restaurant situated in Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula.