Reflection — December 21st
Good friends of mine taught their children after every meal to say “Thank you for a lovely dinner. Please may I leave the table?” Sometimes, its true, the phrase - spoken at the speed of light - lacked total conviction. But it served to reinforce two things: the habit of thankfulness, and the importance of the shared table.
They were also a family who began every meal by ‘saying grace’, a short prayer of thanks before eating.
Hebrew tradition includes the practice of blessing God for every detail of our daily experience. What would it be like if every bite we took, every choice we made,
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