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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for August 22, 2014

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FRIDAY, August 22

John 6:27. Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures for eternal life.

Remembering Grandmother’s biscuits makes me smile to this day. They were best hot out of the oven when you could watch the butter melt the instant it hit the fluffy bread.

As a young child, I only thought about the end product—the delicious biscuits. As I got older, I began to notice what went into making them.

There was a big, wooden sieve for the flour. The dough was prepared in a beige bowl that had flowers painted on the side. There was a rolling pin, the old-fashioned kind with red handles, and Grandmother would sometimes wipe her brow while using it. And she made biscuits almost every day, usually before sunrise.

The older I got, the more I realized that those products of Grandmother’s oven were much more than simple nourishment for the body. They came to feed much more in me, as love always does.

I wish now I’d paid more attention to making them so I could share the biscuits with my grandchildren. Maybe the story of them will be enough.

PRAY for the Diocese of Gahini (Rwanda)

Ps 140, 142 * 141, 143:1-11(12); Job 2:1-13; Acts 9:1-9; John 6:27-40

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