Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Someday - an "Our Savior at Honey Creek" cookbook

(For A Church Cookbook)

by J. Barrie Shepherd

Nourishment must be more
than merely fuel for running on,
fodder for the furnace that consumes
our hours in furious haste.
There is an art to eating, old
as breaking of a loaf, the sharing
of a deep, refreshing cup. Each meal,
if touched with light imagination,
a modicum of care,
can lead to miracles of more
than multiplying fish and bread,
transforming water into wine,
can bring about the forming and re-forming
of that sacred circle shaped in trust
and sealed by eyes and hands
across a table where the grace,
once said, is then revealed
in ever morsel, fragment, sip
or swallow savored in the feast
that feeds and heals our days.

In peace,
The Rev. Linda McCloud
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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