"...these loaves that I will share with you, were baked with love, and what I know so far. I'm a firm believer that we are what we eat, and I pray the bread I share here with you, will nourish and encourage you".

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


This Sunday is Easter, it is a day when many of us will gather round a table after Sunday morning service and dine together. So, might I serve you some food for thought? Food for thought is all around us, though it is up to us to select it for our nourishment or edification. Food for thought is the ingredients by which our realities are formed. The pinches and smidgens that when mixed together produce what we all know so far. And as with any other dish, we should pay attention to the quality of those ingredients.

In the same way that you would not use sour milk or rotten eggs to bake your cake, nor would you go about using ingredients without checking the expiration dates, we should all take care to be sure of the quality, the validity and the timeliness of the ingredients or shall I say the information that forms our thoughts. For we live in an ever changing world. A world that was once believed to be flat. And because we are most definitely what we eat. We should always dine on food for thought. Personally I enjoy eating, and soul food for thought is my favorite dish. It is the kind of dish where I can eat as much as I wish and never gain one pound!

For thinking is the true business of life and everything that ever was or ever will be starts out as a thought. And the quality of that thought can be measured by the quality of the information or in this case, the ingredients that are used in the preparation of the food, for thought.
Yes I’ve got food on my mind. I have been invited to an Easter meal and I can hardly wait, for I know the chef well and the quality of his thinking. Therefore I trust the menu will be rich with comfort foods. This is my most favorite category of food for thought, especially this time of year when the days are still shorter than the nights and the sun has yet to chase all the snow away. I have been known to seek comfort in a big ole' bowl of something nice and hot, and truth be told this is done with out much conscious thought at all. But I really want you to consider this food for thought. I’m gonna tell you a little story to help make my point...

Once upon a time there was an angry man. Now he didn’t have to be so angry, but he dined on information that did not serve him well. He dined on information who’s ingredients had long since expired. He dined on dishes that told him he was nothing. He dined on dishes that told him he had no place in the world, he dined on dishes which never filled him up so he always wanted more. And what did he reach for? More of the same, dishes high in foolishness with no nutritional value. And because he never thought about what he was eating, he believed everything he ate. And of course because we are what we eat, his world was a very dark and dank place. Oh, if he had only chosen a happy meal or two. Anything to give him something else to think about, something else to talk about, other than how horrible everything was. But he did not. And so for him everything was horrible. He was not successful and was merely tolerated others. Others not wanting to spoil there appetites, simply choose to avoid him. And he died a very frightened, angry, hungry and lonely old man.

The end.

So you see this is what I know so far;
Because we can not live by bread alone, I want you to think about every dish that you consume. For if we are not consuming thoughtfully the food we are eating just may consume us!

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