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Topic: Groceries - deadline 8-23-12 10 am NY time (08/16/12)
TITLE: More Than Just Bread
By Andrew Charles
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You know what Jesus said. He said "Man shall not live by bread alone." Well, then I need to continue shopping. We need more groceries than just bread. I'm good at remembering those bible verses.
Next there is a wide isle where the Italian food is placed. There all that good white pasta. The wheat pasta is very dry and I can't take that. Then there's all that good spaghetti sauce. Don't get the ones without any fat because that means there is no oil in it. I'm sure the government make sure it's olive oil in the sauce.
Now, comes one of my favorite isles. It's also nice and wide. It's the isle that has the Mexican and the Chinese food. I know the Oriental foods contain a lot of salt. They taste good. I also know that the Mexican food is meant to eat and not worry about health. Of course I got that 73% hamburger.
I'll go down the vegetable and fruit isle. I can tell you I do eat corn. It might not real healthy but it is a vegetable. I do like those strawberries. That's my favorite fruit. I always put them in a shortcake shell. Then I add Haagan Dazs vanilla ice cream and whipped cream and not that no fat whipped cream.
Now I guess it's time to go home. As I was pulling cash out of my wallet I saw a little note. It was the verse about the bread. Oh my, there's another part after that one I like about the bread. Jesus then said, "Worship the Lord your God and serve him only."
Then I noticed a very narrow aisle. There weren't very many people in that aisle. It's strange but this aisle had things totally for free. There was forgiveness and repentance. Now another verse came to me. Jesus said, that the aisle that leads to destruction and many inherit but the aisle that is narrow leads to life and only a few find it. Then I saw charity and love. Then I decided I'm going to redo my grocery shopping.
I went down the bread aisle and got healthy whole grain bread. I got no fat refried beans. I got broccoli and some asparagus. I got 85% hamburger. I got some vanilla ice cream with no sugar added. There was also no fat whipped cream. I noticed that the Paul Newman spaghetti sauce had 0 grams of fat. I also noticed they had multi grain spaghetti which I also like. The first time through the grocery store was easy. When I went back through it wasn't quite as easy but, it was manageable.
After checking out I put money into a Salvation Army kettle. I had never done that before. As a matter of fact I wasn't very charitable at all. That week I doubled the amount I gave to church. Also, I realized what I thought was a sin conflicted to what Jesus said. I repented for all my sins according to God's rules and asked forgiveness.
You know that narrow aisle wasn't too bad after all. Unfortunately it wasn't very crowded. I feel a lot better. I feel closer to God.
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