Just a Thought.......
As I bit into it, I wondered if the meat was fully cooked. And I realized that, if it was, I had trusted someone I had never met to have done that job correctly.
Then, I mused about the cleanliness of the slaughterhouse, and the bakery that had done the bun. Again, I was aware that my health had been in the hands of a worker who chose to do their job the right way.
A singular word stuck in my mind: Trust. The basic moral concept by which we all live our lives. We trust, daily, that thousands of people will do their best to take care of us, even though none of us knows the other.
Quickly, as it is prone to do, my brain completed a thought jump into our current disappointment with our highest level elected leaders in Washington. We do not trust them and our lack of conviction stems from our deep sense that they are not protecting us.
Oh,the irony of it. The so- called “ high and mighty” with the big paychecks and lofty perks are far less reliable than Miss, Mrs. or Mr. “nobodies”.
I laughed, just before I cried, that this great nation, in which, once-upona time, each had stood together so that everyone could be free, was now failing because some had forgotten the foundation of our nation: Trust.
It isn’t politics, or money, or race, or religion, it is trust that holds us together and allows life to go on without fear and with hope for the future.
Yes, I know that is a lot of weight to put on a sausage sandwich. But this one reminded me that nourishing the body and neglecting the soul leads to the ultimate starvation.
P.S. Apologies to You Know Who. I was wrong. The two wheeled cart pulled by one horse used by the old time postman was called a gig. I called it a wag.
Rev. David Fischer is interim Minister at First Christian Church in Lexington