Here's the wonderful short story writer Andre Dubus (1936-1999), a bit of an ambivalent Catholic himself. This is from his piece "Sacraments" in his second essay collection, Mediations from a Movable Chair:
"A sacrament is physical, and within it is God's love; as a sandwich is physical, and nutritious and pleasurable, and within it is love, if someone makes it for you and gives it to you with love; even harried or tired or impatient love, but with love's direction and concern, love's again and again wavering and distorted focus on goodness; then God's love too is in the sandwich."I am reminded to savor and be grateful for the small joys of life. Within those small things, small moments, there is a rich experience that could have passed me by but did not. There is food for the soul, grace aplenty, crumb by crumb.
Warren Zevon, too, had a similar (sandwich-themed) observation when he appeared on David Letterman's show in the fall of 2002, when he was facing what his doctors told him was a deadly case of lung cancer: "Enjoy every sandwich."
Excuse me while I get lunch ready for my son, allowing in the possibility that maybe a sacrament is waiting to happen, notwithstanding all the flaws in the sandwich maker.