UCC theologian James Nelson tells of two of his friends who were great bakers. The couple frequently dropped by on Sunday afternoons. Once when Jim's mother-in-law was visiting, Jim and his wife were nervous about how she would react to their friends and told her in advance that the guys were gay and both living with AIDS. The mother-in-law was polite but distant while the two friends were there. As they left, one said, 'O, let me go to the car. I forgot that we have made you a cake.' No one spoke about the gift on the counter as the Nelsons ate their Sunday supper. They lingered long after the meal, and then the mother-in-law said, 'I am going to have some of that cake!' Jim said, 'That's the first time I experienced angel food cake as Eucharist.' May we become one with the One we receive. Lutibelle/Louie Chair of the Newark deputation. Member of Executive Council
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