Wednesday 29 March 2017

The Wednesday Poem #16 - The Lords Prayer - giving thanks for the Full English Breakfast

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Our Father,
Who art in Sids cafe,
Hallowed be thy tastes,
When bacon comes,
they eggs be done
with mushrooms and baked beans
Give us this day our eggy bread
and forgive us our sausages 
as we forgive those who have sausages with us
Lead us not into health foods 
and deliver us from Museli
For thine is Kingdom, the power and the glory

It may or may not shock you to know that I think God loves us and wants us to enjoy our time on this Earth. I rather think he gave us the Full English Breakfast to enable us to enjoy the start of the day and get  us going in the right way . I really don't believe that the good Lord considers having a nice big fry up a sin, despite all the nonsense we read about "healthy breakfasts". In Matthews gospel 15:11-13 the Good Lord said "What goes into someone's mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them." .I also believe you are as likely to find the Lord sitting in Sids Cafe as you are sitting in churches, mosques and synogogues , if you bother to look. These are all places we gather as a community, but no one goes to the cafe to impress their friends and family.
So enjoy your full English breakfast, but don't spend the rest of the day acting like a Twat!  And if you see someone in the cafe looking sad, or alone, make the effort to say hello to them and try and be a good neighbour. It is a matter of public record, that my favourite cafe is Cafe Buzz in North Finchley. I can thoroughly recommend Helen's fry up and regulars know how important it is for the local community. (FYI - I've given up eating meat for Lent. As you have probably guessed, I am rather missing my Saturday morning treat).

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