Feeling Honored Because You are the Mom and Have the Power to Nourish Body and Spirit with Feasts

Amazon.com: Babette's Feast : Stéphane Audran, Bodil Kjer, Birgitte  Federspiel, Jarl Kulle, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Bibi Andersson, Ghita Nørby,  Asta Esper Hagen Andersen, Thomas Antoni, Gert Bastian, Viggo Bentzon,  Vibeke Hastrup, Gabriel Axel,

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Today for my finishing school, we discussed Babette’s Feast (a movie) and the related article/speech by Truman Madsen. This movie is a chick flick that rivals any Jane Austen movie. Go get it and watch it. You will be happy that you did.

So much beauty unfolds from this movie and the article. It’s hard to know where to start. I definitely felt the Spirit today as we discussed. We women have so much power in our ability to nurse our babies, and then to grow food or shop for, prepare, and create culinary delights that nourish body and spirit. We can heal wounded feelings and create pleasure with food for our husband and our children.

We can prevent sickness like cancer and heart disease because of what we feed our families. We can create a place our children want to be so they can smell the yummy smells and eat the delicious food. We can love creating nourishment just as Christ is a happy host who delights in providing love/nourishment/atonement/wholeness for us.

Here’s a quote from Jacques DeLangre, a guy who gets it:

“When a woman stays at home and cooks with good judgment and understanding, peace and happiness result. She thus controls the family’s health and destiny, also her husband’s mood, disposition and feeling, and assures the futures of her children.” – Jaques DeLangre

It’s almost scary the power we have!

It’s late. I will add more to this post later, but in the meantime, please watch Babette’s Feast and read the article written by Brother Madsen here http://ce.byu.edu/cw/womensconference/archive/1999/madsen_truman.htm

Then share any comments you have about the movie and/or article below.

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