psalm 23You anoint my head with oil

not exactly common practice in our road,

but then, this text was written in the 10thC BC.

here in a meal context it is a mark of respect by the host for the arriving guest.

he is dishing out moist freshen up tissues to the dusty arrivals 

But it is more than that, oil carries a sense of harmony,

a lubrication, and the word carries rich and fruitful within its meaning.

The Spirit of God can massage the jaded person

perfumed oil applied to an aching heart

with a meal comes conversation, and closer ties

To find a rapport with God is a delight.

a rush of love to the streetwise citizen.

why do we stay at a distance when He offeres so much?

because our unwholesome will is not indulged, that's why.