Sunday, May 2, 2010

Forgotten lentils

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"Another old man came to see one of the fathers, who cooked a few lentils and said to him, 'Let us say a few prayers,' and the first one completed the whole Psalter, and the other brother recited the two great Prophets by heart. When morning came, the visitor went away, and they forgot the food."
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(Source: the April 29 meditation at "Word from the Desert -- Meditations on the Orthodox Life from the Early Church Fathers, Ascetics, Saints and Righteous")
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10 comments:

Sarah said...

What a story...
This is something that we call "Adas Daal" in Farsi!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The lentils are so small and such a beautiful color. Hard to imagine that they are actually food. Nice "food for though." Maybe your comments point to the source of that saying!

Jan
GDP

Louis la Vache said...

Very fine lesson, Dina. A nice reminder that we need our spiritual food as much as our earthly food.

Anonymous said...

Great picture - A lovely shade of orange!

This picture makes the lentils look very enticing and makes one want to fill the pot and cook them!

Adira

Trotter said...

Hi Dina! Interesting post...

I think you will like to see what Blogtrotter Two has to show... Enjoy and have a great week!!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

an interesting thought - lentils are a favorite in our house (when there is nothing elsr in the pot, that is!)

Jew Wishes said...

What a wonderful lesson.

I love the photo, Dina. The tones of the lentils are beautiful.

Food for the soul, both in the lentils and the meditation.

Robin said...

We didn't forget them - I just made red lentils for dinner last night, and we scarfed down the entire pot :).

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jeannette said...

I love lentils! They probably were not hungry enough (just kidding)

Catherine said...

Golden lentils for a golden lesson....