The green section of the grocery store confused me more than usual. The array of different lettuces and their accompaniments boggle the mind. Do I care for peppery tasting, harder to chew or recently discovered growing in the Antarctic?
No. Today I stagger to the cabbage section. The choices used to be red or green, chopped or whole. Not today. Today I find a new variety. Flat Cabbage. What on earth is Flat Cabbage? It looks just like its name. It looks like a giant hand squashed it from the top, forcing out its sides. Now it is an oval instead of a circular thing.
Oh dear. Will it taste the same? It doesn’t look the same. Even its green is unusual. Dare I try it? I take the chance because it costs twenty-nine cents per pound while the others clock in at a dollar twenty-nine. I use it in My Cabbage Soup recipe
Seven-eight cups diced cabbage, one large can (4 cups?) tomato juice, one packet of dry onion soup mix, one tablespoon sugar and one cup water. Dump everything in a crock pot. Simmer till cabbage is tender. It is delicious.
That unknown cabbage is like the people in my life who look a little different, sound a little different and frankly, are a little different. Their politics aren’t mine and their skin colour may be different…and yet?
And yet, God says… In Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3:26-29)