When my daughter was in grade school, her teacher included a unit on table manners. The rule that amused me was, “When served food, you should never ask, ‘What is this?’” I don’t think I’ve asked that question aloud, but I’ve certainly thought it, especially at potlucks.
Season after Pentecost | 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year B)
1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14; Psalm 111; (Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:9-14;) Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58
Thou shalt not be ridiculous. Paul says, "See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil." When Paul wrote that wonderful sentence he probably was sitting in an upper room in Athens. It was late at night, quiet, and all the fools were asleep.
by John OrtbergAugust 9, 2003