Tuesday, November 22, 2011

On Where Meat Comes From: All beings partake of Thy care and loving-kindness

If you had to kill and butcher the turkey, would you eat it? Before Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment group, Lisa described how she had earlier in the day prepared a Thanksgiving turkey on her kitchen table, one that had been free range-raised on a farm in the area, had been humanely killed there, and brought by Lisa for butchering at home. She had help. Two Cambodian-born ladies who live in the Salishan neighborhood were experts with a kitchen knife, helping Lisa prepare the meat for her Thanksgiving feast. -  gw 
Lord! Pitiful are we, grant us Thy favor; poor, bestow upon us a share from the ocean of Thy wealth; needy, do Thou satisfy us; abased, give us Thy glory. The fowls of the air and the beasts of the field receive their meat each day from Thee, and all beings partake of Thy care and loving-kindness.
Deprive not this feeble one of Thy wondrous grace and vouchsafe by Thy might unto this helpless soul Thy bounty.
Give us our daily bread, and grant Thine increase in the necessities of life, that we may be dependent on none other but Thee, may commune wholly with Thee, may walk in Thy ways and declare Thy mysteries. Thou art the Almighty and the Loving and the Provider of all mankind.

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