Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

God's Color Palette


If you have ever seen the film Girl with a Pearl Earring you probably remember the opening scene where Scartlet Johansson's character, Griet, is chopping the food and arranging it in a colorful palette, foreshadowing her work with painter Vermeer. The other day when I was chopping vegetables for our Mediterranean Veggie Pitas, I was reminded of that scene.

I am often perplexed at how people can eat greasy meat and French fries day after day when beautiful, tasty foods are available that are so good for us. How can food fried in fat taste as good as the beautiful food God has provided, freshly cleaned and eaten in its most natural form?