Good and evil. Often, it’s easy to know the difference. To decide. To choose. “Always do what’s right,” was one of my father’s trademark lines.
But then, there are the in-between cases, the not-so-sure situations, the maybe yes or maybe no’s of morality.
As I grow older, I’m seeing the line more blurred, the answers not always so simple. Hence my Fudge Prayer, posted especially in honor of upcoming Valentine’s Day. (As an aside, some women and men find this holiday almost holy; others see it as the work of the underworld.)
Anyway, back to moral quandaries and fudge. Let us pray:
I can’t decide if fudge,
Is good or evil.
Cocoa beans, sugar, rich butter,
Confection of good delight
Or calories of evil to the body temple.
The fudge is gone,
Not unlike the cat and canary.
And now I offer this
Grateful Prayer of Thanksgiving
Or this humble Prayer of Repentance.
Amen and Amen.
What about you? Is chocolate a gift from above or an enticement of the devil? What other cases of good and evil do you debate with yourself and among family and friends?
Photo: It’s your decision, of course, but here’s the recipe for the fudge in the picture. If you decide to cook up a batch, just announce, “The Good Saint Valentine made me do it”
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