Saturday, December 14, 2013


Who doesn’t LOVE s’mores? Today’s topic from the 40 Days of Blogging is a YUMMY “forbidden” fruit, or in this case a sticky, gooey, mass of chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers. If only it were fruit, we could eat them, guilt free! We’re still fasting for Christmas, so many will not approve of eating s’mores, making today’s post a bit of an intrigue.

What are s’mores you ask? It’s combining three totally different items by adding a bit of heat with the result of a sweet union that is sure to please anyone who tastes it. So, I guess you could say s’mores is a symbol of the Church. In the Church you combine totally different people, many of whom have totally different talents, which when combined with a little bit of heat (the fervor of the Holy Spirit), the end result is sweet to those who “taste” the Church.

Think about it for a moment…
Combine egg, colored powder and the skillful and prayerful hands of an iconographer and you have Holy Icons.
Combine peanut butter, bread, a bit of jelly and the loving hands of a faithful cook and you have fed the hungry.
Combine silk thread, a few gold beads, and the skillful talented hands of a faithful seamstress and you have heavenly priestly vestments and Altar covers.

You combine just about anything talent, resource and faith in Jesus Christ and end up with an inspiring and “tasty” treat sure to spread the hope and love for Christ for Christmas. I know it sounds like a far leap, but it’s about all I could think of for today’s topic.

This post is written for the 40 Days of Blogging Challenge sponsored by the Preachers Institute. You may find other blogs participating in this challenge. I hope you enjoy this year’s Advent journey.

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