Cook Mindfully! Try to think of cooking as meditation and art. Put on your apron as if it were a prayer shawl or painter’s smock or Mr. Roger’s cardigan – a material symbol of leaving a busier world behind, to enter another place of creativity and comfort, with God as companion. (Or sous chef?) Note the color and texture and smell of a crisp red pepper or fresh fragrant lemon. Be fully present and cooking will take on sacred tones. Little rituals of chopping, washing, stirring, brewing coffee or tea – if done with presence and gratitude – can connect us with things good and holy. Francis Schaeffer, Christian theologian and philosopher used to say, “God is in all of life.” If we pay attention to cooking as art, even a spiritual discipline, we will sense Him in unexpected places.
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