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Soul Food

Glass Window, John Schletewitz

In a recent issue of Glass Window, a contributor recalls that several years ago, The British Weekly published this provocative letter: It seems ministers feel their sermons are very important and spend a great deal of time preparing them. I have been attending church quite regularly for 30 years and I have probably heard 3,000 of them. To my consternation, I discovered I cannot remember a single sermon. I wonder if a minister's time might be more profitable spent on something else?

For weeks a storm of editorial responses ensued… finally ended by this letter: I have been married for 30 years. During that time I have eaten 32,850 meals&md;mostly my wife's cooking. Suddenly I have discovered I cannot remember the menu of a single meal. And yet …I have the distinct impression that without them, I would have starved to death long ago.