This booklet is all about their food, ingredients, goals. When I saw it I thought it looked interesting and I stuck it into my purse (it was free) to read later. Today I found the little booklet "Good Stuff." I sat down to look through it.
"Home Truths, Menus and Stuff."
It has quotes in it. Quotes are fun. One of them was by Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks.
"The idols of today are unmistakable - self-esteem without effort, fame without achievement, sex without consequences, wealth without responsibility, pleasure without struggle and experience without commitment."
I have not heard about this Rabbi, so I decided to look him up tonight. I read one of his speeches, "London Rally." He ended that speech with this prayer.
"Ribbono shel olam: Be with your people Israel now.
Hear their cry
Heed their tears
Listen to this, our prayer on their behalf.
Grant peace to all your children, Jew, Christian, and Muslim alike.
Help us live together, respecting one another.
Help us cherish life.
Help us to use the powers You gave us, to heal, to mend, to build.
We ask of You, Almighty God, just one thing:
You who make peace in high places,
Help us to make peace down here on earth."
It's hard to know what to do about our men and women fighting over in Iraq. I want them to come home, yet, will terrorism get worse if they do leave? We are where we are because terrorism came right to our doorstep with 9-11. Sometimes for the best outcome we have to do things we would rather not do. I wish we didn't have to be there and I pray we can leave sooner than planned. We have a nephew in Iraq, my brother's son. When you pray for our troops, remember Aaron. Thanks.
One more quote from Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks.
"Friends, let me tell you what is wrong with terror. It is not just that it murders the innocent: the young, the old, the defenceless, the uninvolved. It is that it murders innocence itself. It turns virtue into weakness, decency into vulnerability. And if we, if Israel, if Europe, if America do not take a stand against terror, if we ignore it as the world ignored it for so long, then it will leave a stain on the human future that no tears, no regrets, will ever remove."
To read or listen to more speeches by Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, visit his website.
I did get around to making rhubarb pie even if I didn't feel like it. I am glad that I went out and picked the rhubarb and made the pie because it was a big hit tonight.
Day 156, Millie? You want to come over for coffee and pie?