My brother bought me a soup maker for Christmas. It was going to be a subscription to the National Trust to get me into stately homes and castles but I already have that. So a soup maker it was!
Well, I have tried making soup with a blender before which worked but had it challenges. But this thing..I cut up two leeks, about 5 potatoes 🥔, some margarine, milk and herbs and in 21 minutes I had smooth soup. And it hardly made any noise; there were 2 or 3 short sessions of blending near the end and that was it. Almost instant soup!
Reflecting as I do, it made me think of how sometimes, I mash and bash things to try and get something to work. In the soups case the key to the machine’s success was heating and softening the vegetables first before the blending took place. Forcing something to happen is often needless hard work; a progressive and gentle approach often works better with both people and projects.
Tuesday 18th is the annual launch of the Open Doors World Watch list in Parliament. This lists the 50 worst countries in the world for persecution of Christians. I have attended the launch in person twice and its always a special event. Around 130 MP’s will be represented, largely because people wrote to them. We can influence our politicians. To find out more and pray see the link below.