Nothing New

Today is Thursday, May 15th

The topic or question of the day:

Did you know there is” Nothing New Under the Sun?”

         I just finished reading the book Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson. I was not the greatest student of history in my youth and at the age of double nickels, I am definitely more excited about it. The book is historical fiction set during The Great War and was a good read. Throughout the book, I noticed many things the same a century past. Families, relationships, lovers, decadence, poverty, politics, philosophy and news flash… the fact that War stinks any way you slice it!  

     I am currently taking an ancient history class studying the areas of Mesopotamia, Macedonia, Egypt and Greece from 2686 BC onward. Recurrent themes arise over and over with the same truth penned by Solomon long ago that says, “There is nothing new under the Sun”. People and relationships continue to be similar, politics corrupt, decadence obvious in every historic era, while poverty, slavery, and wars continue to be a part of a fallen world.

     Nutrition/food isn’t any different. The same themes are repeated. There is nothing new. Delicious and extravagant food were enjoyed and abused in antiquity, during peacetime, and wars. Some people were starving and others stuffing themselves with the finest delicacies whether in Palaces, Castles, or The Ritz.   The book gave me an appreciation and a great reminder for the blessing of good food, warm shelter, and appropriate clothing in my life and the ability to share what really isn’t mine with someone in need.

Tip and quote of the day:

“What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun” – Ecclesiastes 1:9

 Take action today:

  • Consider reading a book about a subject you may not be familiar with.
  • When you eat your meals today, give thanks and remember that in 24 hours, anything can change.

 

 

 

 

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