The reader writes:
I’ve been an avid follower of Fr. Capon’s writings since the late 70′s. I’ve collected most of his books over the years, though this photograph is missing a few (they’re somewhere around here). Also shown is a brief but gracious response from Fr. Capon to my request for his lecture schedule in 2000.
This picture (“The Breakfast of the Lamb”?) features my wife’s rendition of a Southern Living recipe called “Eggs Benedict Southwest”.
The reader explains:
It was just the other evening (at a dinner party) that a friend asked what the most influential book in my life has been. The answer came to me instantly: Supper of the Lamb.
The early formative years of my faith were while involved with an evangelical youth ministry (a ministry I still believe in and support). My earliest faith struggles were around the question of if all that matters is converting people then what is all the rest of this stuff for?
SOTL showed me God’s delight in abundance, goodness, the banquet. After all, God needs to be about something beyond lifting us up from brokenness; he needs to have somewhere to lift us to. Father Capon’s words were good news to me: good news that the deep desires of our hearts for fellowship and beauty were not weaknesses but our true nature in His identity. That He shared these desires has been the truth that’s held me close my entire life.