On the wall in my mother´s kitchen this plate hang. Just as it did in grandma Olga´s kitchen. Give us this day our daily bread.
This prayer, part of The Lord´s prayer which Jesus told us, has been following me lately. We travelled to Ethiopia with these worlds as our headline, I blogged about daily bread in Bodji, and I am working on a series of world wide daily bread tales.
Christmas traditions is alot about food. We went to the cathedral yesterday and had communion, the body of Jesus, the blood of Jesus offered us. Then we went to my parents´home for the annual halibut dinner. 13 around the table. Food, talking, piano and viola music, singing, more food, more talk.
Norwegian homes are filled with food these days, and most of it is home made.
We make from scratch, we have to use our fingers, our hands, our hearts. We share. We sit down around the table enjoying the food and each other. We give thanks. By the way, did you know that the Norwegian way of fiving thanks is to sing a prayer before, and after the meal.
Food is an important part of Christmas celebrations.
Give us this day our daily bread.
There are different times throughout the year.
Christmas is for feasting. There are other period for fasting.
Give us this day our daily bread God.
Help us appreciate what we have been given.
And keep our minds open never to forget the rest of the world.
Make us willing to share.