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The Feast of Life

    My wonderful daughter is making dinner for the family today. Thankfully, she seems to have gotten her cooking skills from her mother rather than me. My talents in the kitchen are largely limited to heat and serve. Whenever my wife or daughter cooks, however, my stomach and taste buds always get into an argument over when I should stop eating. My taste buds never want the meal to end, but my stomach eventually fills up and overrules them.

    I am glad then that there is another type of meal that I can always enjoy and never get too much of. This meal is called the feast of life and since it always goes to my soul instead of my stomach I know that I never have to stop eating it. This meal is full of every delicious thing that life has to offer. Its table is set with endless platters of love, joy, peace, happiness, caring, sharing, goodness, and delight. Its plates are full of fun, family, friendship, excitement, adventure, wonder, and awe. Its dishes are overflowing with smiles, laughter, merriment, enjoyment, creativity, learning, and growth. It is created by the master chief: God. And it is available to us every second of our lives. It is sad then that so many of us barely nibble at its offerings. As Auntie Mame said, "Life�s a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death."

    Don�t be one of those poor idiots whose soul is starving then. Don�t pass up the feast of life. Enjoy your meal with a few appetizers of fun, smiles, and laughter. Have a wonderful main course of love, joy, peace, and happiness. Then chow down on an extra big dessert of goodness, merriment, delight, and oneness with God. Always ask everyone you know to pull a seat up to the table as well. Remember, "A cheerful heart has a continual feast," and the feast of life tastes even better when shared with the world.

    � Joseph J. Mazzella

    joecool@wirefire.com