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Cleanliness – 31 March 2007

When kitchen scenes are shown in sitcoms and other programming, have you ever noticed how the characters are portrayed as sloppy when it comes to food preparation? Here’s an example: In a kitchen scene from the TV comedy rerun of “All in the Family,” Archie Bunker’s wife is cutting raw vegetables next to raw poultry on the countertop and licks her fingers. Their grown daughter Gloria comes in, tastes something, and licks her fingers.

Then there are the dishwashing scenes in movies and other programs! In one show, dishes were dunked in a sink of soapy water – that’s it! No rinsing! Can you imagine?!

It makes me wonder if there are people who really do these things in real life. Don’t they know about the dangers of cross-contamination with raw animal products? Don’t they realize that you must rinse under running water?

I know that the saying “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” is not found in the Bible; but it is a good one, just the same.

"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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