|I didn't take that picture.|
It is a Public Domain picture I got online.
I REALLY like it.
Now you can read my post....
Yesterday in the tea room there was a family of about eight people - three generations - who sat down and seemed to be really enjoying themselves. (Most people enjoy themselves in the tea room.)
After a while everyone's food was brought out.
Then the grandmother figure said, "Let's say 'Grace'.
I watched as they all held hands and they all said - in unison - the word "Grace".
Then they began eating.
Well, I liked seeing that.
It was just the word 'Grace'.
They said it pretty loudly...
And I liked that.
I don't know how you feel about praying in public before a meal.
My family usually does it.
But I know someone who told me years ago that she thinks that it is pious and presumptuous for folks to do that.
She said it is 'arrogant' and 'showy'.
I remember thinking: that tells me more about her than about people thanking God for the food they're getting ready to eat.
I DO have this major opinion, though: if people pray in public before eating, they should leave a BIG TIP!!
(I won't harp on this too much except to say what many people know: Sunday church-goers are known for not leaving good tips. Whether that is true or not, I'm not sure. It could be a kind of prejudice toward church-goers, to say that.)
Anyway, I like that 'Saying GRACE' thing.
Do a lot of people do that?
(Sometimes I'm not in the know on stuff.)
Anyway, I thought I'd share that.
It might inspire you.