Peaches and Cream

The vanilla bean “Milky Way” from yesterday has been transformed into ice cream, and using a “big dipper,” it was scooped onto fresh peaches with a touch of ginger syrup. What you don’t see in the picture is how quickly the ice cream melted, causing it to flow over every crevice of peach and crisp. I love a good, ripe peach on its own, but wow, what a treat when united with compatible ingredients. Some foods just seem to belong together; their tastes becoming one. This melding of flavors reminds me of how God searches our hearts and minds and knows every crevice of our thoughts. God is within us to be realized, not outside of us to be stumbled upon. ~ Benedict of Nursia

“How does a person seek union with God?” the seeker asked. “The harder you seek,” the teacher said, “the more distance you create between God and you.” “So what does one do about the distance?” “Understand that it isn’t there,” the teacher said. “Does that mean that God and I are one?” the seeker said. “Not one. Not two.” “How is that possible?” the seeker asked. “The sun and its light, the ocean and the wave, the singer and the song. Not one. Not two.” ~ Joan Chittister, O.S.B.

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