... and talking about cooking! We had beans in the most amazing hot coating for dinner tonight ... Tabasco, Wasabi, cumin and a host of other spices to make it utterly delicious. It was served with a chunky tomato sauce, rice, roasted vegetables, red cabbage and salad! We'd started with lentil and carrot soup and finished with fruit salad. I really could enjoy this style of food very much!
by whose providence your servant John the Baptist was wonderfully born,
and sent to prepare the way of your Son our Saviour,
by the preaching of repentance:
Lead us to repent according to his preaching,
and, after his example, constantly to speak the truth,
boldly to rebuke vice, and patiently to suffer for the truth’s sake;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Book of Common Prayer
Collect of the Birth of Saint John the Baptist