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Give Thanks for More than the Meal

By Charlie Wingard · August 24, 2018 · 0 Comments
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Like all Christians, I follow the Lord’s example and give thanks at meals for the food I receive (Matthew 15:36), the food that our generous heavenly Father “created to be received with thanksgiving” (1 Timothy 4:3). One of Willa Cather’s remarkable characters, missionary Bishop Latour, labors far from his native France in the American southwest. His traveling companion, fellow French priest and dearest friend carefully prepares a bowl of onion soup with croutons and places it in front of him. The Bishop reflects: I am not deprecating your individual talent, Joseph . . . But when one thinks of it, a soup like this is not the work of one man. It is the result of a constantly refined tradition.…

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