Practice the Presence of God in Your Kitchen! Johnson continues: Brother Lawrence, a monk who lived in the 1600’s, was known for his spirit of love and serenity. His “sanctuary” was often a simple monastery kitchen where he worked with God-awareness, cooking and serving food for others. ‘I cook my little omelet in the pan for the love of God,’ he wrote. “Men invent means and methods of coming at God's love…Yet it might be so simple. Is it not quicker and easier just to do our common business wholly for the love of him?” (Brother Lawrence, Practicing the Presence of God). Even the simplest of foods – a fresh brewed cup or coffee or tea, a common omelet, a fresh slice of orange – prepared in awareness of God’s love for us, grateful for His nourishing provision, elevates the ordinary to the holy.
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