As the weather gets cooler, it's a good time to get out the slow cooker or stock pot and warm up with soups of all kinds... stews, chowders, bisques. Yum! Maybe you have a favorite recipe with that one special, secret ingredient or maybe you've gotten disappointed when your favorite vegetable wasn't in the minestrone soup. In any case, when it comes to soups, each ingredient matters to the overall flavor and even texture or heartiness of the finished product--something most of us probably aren't thinking much about as we sink our spoon into the bowl!
But maybe it IS something to think about...
America has long been called a "Melting Pot." But is it? Is that an accurate portrayal of our history? Is it the metaphor we should be working toward? Maybe a better metaphor would be a soup or stew: each part identifiable and bursting with its own flavor, yet complimenting and enhancing the taste and textures of the other components...
Hear Tonja this Sunday in "Discovering Diversity" when we will honor Indigenous People's Sunday as she talks about what it means for us to live in a world of different "ingredients": different colors, different cultures, different faiths, and different languages based on the scriptures Genesis 2:4b-25; 3:20-23 and 1 John 4:16b-21