After the flight from Egypt, the people said “how long, oh Lord?” and potable water and then manna was provided. After the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the people may be saying “how long, oh Lord?”

Using Exodus 16: 1-8 as a jumping off point, Rev. Cabaness led us to another question about this daily staple of our diet, in short “What’s This?” as the simple translation of the Hebrew word “manna.” This question and this answer — that we have the resources we need for each day — can be the spark for a practice of daily devotions, or extended dialogue about Peacemaking, or . . . .