Religious denominations are like Church Restaurants where you eat the menu instead of god. All have different menus but not actually serve you God as a taste. God and the meal is idea, and you eat the idea by believing it is real. In this way the church menu gives you a place at the table. You are somebody sitting at the Church Table. You are served. You are important. But the actual food is tasteless. But maybe we don’t really come to the Church Restaurant for God. Maybe we come for fellowship, for the drinks and the laughter and the sense of belonging.
But who longs for the Taste of God in flesh and blood. Who wants to be real?
Many want to believe that Jesus ate the meal for us. Jesus tasted God, but he was special, so we can’t. Jesus tastes God for us. Jesus chews God and then spits it in our mouths. We can’t chew God. We can’t taste God on our own. All we get is the menu.
In order to. Taste God we have to give up the menu. And the menu is our own menu reading mind. We read a menu for something interesting, something new, something exiting, something others said was good. We may stick to what we had last week, or we may try something new. But we still eat the menu. The food comes, and we cut up the menu and eat it.
What is the menu but Thought. Thought is always comparing, contrasting, complaining, adding, subtracting from the God of One Taste. One Taste is a taste that is this moment that can’t be divided or added to. When you are invited to dinner and are served a dish, out of respect for the hostess you say this is perfect. And it is perfectly what it is. God is perfectly what He is. And what is God but this very moment. This is IT! Where can you go that this moment is not? Where can you go that God is not?
And…you are this moment. Where can you go that you are not? Now we are getting down to One Taste, the undivided moment. God dwells in you as you. You are IT! You are One taste! Just one thought added ruins the meal.