My younger days included several years as a 4-H leader. Remember now, this was in the 70’s in rural Ontario, a place that barely knew what a pizza was. No siree. We lived on bread, meat and potatoes. Anyway, one session was meant to introduce us to foods of the world.
Here is a comment from one of the participants.
“I felt that this club had very little moral value, except on the basis of poisoning people with exotic foods like Gado- Gado. The only things that I enjoyed were the Macaroni and the Corn Chowder-only because my mom told me to write that last one is it in here. Bleccch! ”
Gado-Gado is a salad made of nearly every combination of everything and topped with a peanut butter type dressing. Today’s Gado-Gado recipes even include tofu and fish sauce. My poor class members would have definitely turned those down. Hopefully, those teens have learned to enjoy foods from other cultures.
What about you? How have your taste buds changed? Do you surround yourself with folks just like yourself? That can be a dangerous thing if you live in a senior’s community, where topics range from bowel habits, and knee replacements, to indigestion and children who don’t call.
What if you spend all your working days with folks that look just like you? Ask yourself- do you look that great? You see, in Christ, to Christ, we all look the same.
In Christ’s family there can be no division into Jew and non-Jew, slave and free, male and female. Among us you are all equal. That is, we are all in a common relationship with Jesus Christ. Also, since you are Christ’s family, then you are Abraham’s famous “descendant,” heirs according to the covenant promises. (Galatians 3:28-29, MSG)
Prayer – Lord, help us see others through your eyes and act accordingly. Amen