Today’s readings speak of a feast of rich food and choice wines (Isaiah 25) and people eating their fill (Mt. 15). I love the images of food—the choice foods in Isaiah, but even loaves and fish can taste mighty good. The readings suggest that the material world has a spiritual potency for God. From the Big Bang, evolution has an inner pressure for spiritual transcendence. A row of cereal in the grocery store advertises the energy to get your day going and keep going strong. We are just scratching the surface in discovering God’s energy built into the corn, rice, and wheat.