Fast Food Theology or Lessons from Chips and Dips

I’ve started a new collection, so I need your help. Some people clean out, throw out and start over. I am not one of those people. Sociologists say we once were either hunters or gatherers. I am one of those. My most extensive collections are Star Trek, books and Beanie Babies, in that order. My children will thank me later for their huge financial windfall. This new collection, though, I am keeping in a notebook. It should not take up very much space. I am thinking this could become the basis for a best-selling inspirational book. My grandchildren will thank me later.

It all started innocently enough with a sandwich at the local Schlotzsky’s. I must have run out of people to watch or something for I soon found myself reading the potato chip bag. And there it was—the inspiration for my new collection, which I am calling “Fast Food Theology.” There on the front of the Schlotzsky’s personal-sized bag of chips, the following words appear: Sandwiches need chips, shoulders do not. What a great theological concept. It reminded me of the verse that says, “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” (Colossians 3:13)

The only other quote I have comes from Dove dark chocolates, which when melted make a great dip for potato chips.* Dove’s words of wisdom include the mandate to “Trust with your heart not with your mind.” Truer words were never spoken about chocolate, but Proverbs 3 qualifies this by saying, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” So now I need you to help me find more fast food quotes for my collection.

Keep healthy. Pray mightily. Enjoy your life today. Watch out for chips. And let’s experience the love and power of God together.

*Potato chips are on my assigned “Unapproved Food List;” dark chocolate is not.

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