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Leaving the Kitchen John 6:51-58

Leaving the Kitchen

God's recipe for everlasting life is found in the kitchen of Jesus. Ingredients: bread, flesh, blood.

At a Glance

Several months ago, news broke in scientific journals and later in the popular press about how fire ants survive when hit by flash floods. We're spending less time in the kitchen than ever, certainly not the 30 hours a week that grandma spent toiling over a hot stove. But, we also are spending huge sums on kitchen gadgets that we seldom use. This is nuts. Which is also what many of Jesus' listeners said when he started talking about eating and drinking -- his flesh! At this point, they got out of the kitchen fast!

Editors' Pick

For material based on the Old Testament lesson, see "Vey Iz Mir," August 17, 2003, at

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Apparently, a lot of people are doing just that.

Journalist Megan McArdle, in her article, "The Joy of Not Cooking," reports that the average woman in the 1920s spent about 30 hours a week preparing food and cleaning up. By the 1950s, she was doing this just 20 hours a week. Now, women average...

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