Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan.

Today I pray, “Dear God, I feed myself when others want me on the beach, in the warm sunlight. I am loving the food. We can go to the beach, as we have been there before, in a little while. Thank You for this. Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:

“The sheer novelty and glamor of the Western diet, with its seventeen thousand new food products every year and the marketing power – thirty-two billion dollars a year – used to sell us those products, has overwhelmed the force of tradition and left us where we now find ourselves: relying on science and journalism and government and marketing to help us decide what to eat.”

A buffet apart from a day in the sun becomes a part of feeding ourselves. Sometimes the good feeding presents itself on insignificant plates. God is there, too. And it all plays out in the light. And it is warm and inviting; I am here, too. Well nourished, here and now, sustained and satisfied.


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