A Toast to Sabbath

An excellent reflection in light of the Gospel text for this coming Sunday — Luke 17:5-10. “Teach us to do what we ought to do” (v10) is a prayer whose living-out can mean NOT doing what I am able to do. Indeed, a ‘Toast to Sabbath’!

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Last week my wife bought a new toaster. It is a beautiful kitchen appliance with its artful balance of white and brushed metal, and a shape that would surely make it aerodynamic if it were to sprout wheels, which may yet happen. Why do I say that?

Well, when we first plugged in the toaster and fed it a piece of my wife’s lovely homemade bread, we were surprised to see a bright blue light emit from it when the knob was pushed down. We looked at each other, baffled at the utility of the blue glow that our toaster cast in our kitchen. Of course, it isn’t only our toaster that leaves us scratching our heads. I still recall our very first microwave oven. When our warmed milk was ready, a lovely “Ding!” called us to late night libation. I lost count of the number of “beebs” our latest…

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