This is a very big topic and can apply to just about everything we do but my question today is specific to eating in church..
We are told from a young age to not drink or eat in church and we just accept that. To me personally I think it's a matter of respect because you wouldn't go in someone's house with your own food and eat it in front of them because it would be rude and would say a lot about your character. If we can eat, drink and do all that we do outside the church in the church, then how is it different? Is God not everywhere? Are we to starve ourselves permanently? Why is it that we only remember the Lord's presence in the church?
Also, if we aren't allowed food or drink in the church then how come we have a drink of water after taking the Blood in Holy Communion? If it's simply about washing down the Communion, why don't we just bring our favorite drink to church and drink that instead?
Hope the topic doesn't seem silly because it's an important thing to consider when we try to teach younger kids or non-orthodox people our church's rules and customs. If our reasoning is not based on something solid then it won't be respected and hence rejected.
God bless all and may the power of the Lord be with you this blessed Lent and all the days of your lives.