Every grain counts..

food for thought

This struck my mind in my office at lunch, for a bowl of rice or a roti (unleavened whole meal bread) to reach our tables begins with the sweat and toil of the farmer in the farms, the labourers, the traders and the skill of the chef (often our mother) in the kitchen. The art, mastery & dexterity involved in the ploughing of land, sowing of seeds, nurturing the crops & harvest and that involved in the kitchen to mix the most humble of ingredients to create something ingenious & delicious is beyond compare.

Yet, when born in prosperity, we often misjudge the importance of food in our daily lives. We leave plates full of food in the trash once we are done, without the slightest idea of how important every grain of food is in the lives of those less-fortunate.

Words aside, for a live example visit the Madina…

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Humanity by jackie

What is the meaning of humanity?  As defined by Wikipedia 

Humanity differs from mere justice in that there is a level of altruism towards individuals included in humanity more so than the fairness found in justice. That is, humanity, and the acts of love, altruism, and social intelligence are typically person to person strengths while fairness is generally expanded to all.


As a Christian,  one of my favorite passages about humanity is James. 

Love your neighbor as yourself

I would like to close with these words from Robert Kennedy 

No one left to speak for me. By jackie

:by Martin Niemoller

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis‘ rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. 

Today important for us to speak up just as it was in nazi Germany. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_they_came_…?wprov=sfla1

Every arm of the country’s sophisticated bureaucracy was involved in the killing process. Parish churches and the Interior Ministry supplied birth records showing who was Jewish; the Post Office delivered the deportation and denaturalization orders; the Finance Ministry confiscated Jewish property; German firms fired Jewish workers and disenfranchised Jewish stockholders.

Good people staying silent leads to this


Today in the USA and other parts of the world fear,  ignorance ignore the plight of refugees,  illegal immigrants. Grown men scared What scared of children

Life is good by jackie

I started this blog because of my depression of the recent election in the USA. Not because the person I voted for lost because at 66,  1/2 of the people in my  life have lost as president,  but of the darkness of the person that won and how Americans would join the hate bigotry and fear. Now those things have become normalized.  

A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.” 

— Benjamin Franklin


 What has depressed me most is the ignorance of good people of Christian faith. Friends and family that believe false news stories and conspriracy stuff. Belive global warming is false, ignorant of our history, and let fear override common sense.  They ignore what scientist say and common people around the world can see,  how all countries know that man has contributed to global warming.  History can show us today what ignorance and fear and hatred of other religion,  race has caused. 

“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”: FDR’s First Inaugural Address

Good people can not sit quietly and not condemn the hate fear and ignorance.  If you sit quietly you are just as quilty! 

I will close to day with beauty of everyday people and our planet.