The story of Genesis opens with the protagonist (God) overflowing with love and creativity. Then the villain, in a devastating opening move, convinces the story’s love interest (mankind) that the protagonist does not truly love her, and that she – not he – should be the center of the story.
Now, as members of that gullible race, we and our children struggle to remember our proper and beloved place in the story. In fact, it is a precious thing to glimpse any story larger than our own.
My family recently enjoyed a delicious reminder in the form of a recipe. This recipe is for a traditional potato-stuffed pasta called perogies. My wife’s great-grandmother brought it with her from Austria, carried in her mind as a sixteen-year-old girl who rode sitting in the bottom of an ocean liner.