This rite is an example of how simply we can integrate our religion and life. World Tree Grove A.D.F. loves to eat together, so I wrote the following meal rite to be quick, easy, and able to be done in public restaurants. I numbered (D1, D2 ...) the parts, but any number of parts can be done by an individual.
D1 lights a candle saying:
The fire of life is lit. Let the flame of peace fill the hall.
D2 raises a cup of water saying:
The waters of life cleanse the hall. Let our cups overflow with joy.
D3 shares a piece of fruit with everyone saying:
This is to remind us of the World Tree that spans the realms connecting us all to the three kindreds: spirits, honored dead, and blessed Gods.
D4 prepares a plate of offering for the kindreds and hands it to the host who puts it on the home altar.
D5 prepares a plate for one of the children saying:
The children must come first for they are the future which gives our past meaning.
D6 (oldest child) says:
As first among the children I thank you. We will work to be worthy to carry on the traditions.
Let the meal begin.
So be it.