Third – we can learn to take action.  The life and story of Jesus became a motivator of action for  ‘love of neighbour’ by people who followed Jesus.  That story continues to motivate people today into a broad action of advocacy.  Action. The Israelites left Egypt in such haste that they could not wait for their bread dough to rise and so they took action with the dough they had and created unleavened bread – the matzoh – which sustained them.  Action.

Fourth – we can learn to share  Whether it’s food for the body with a meal or food for the soul with wisdom, the story of Jesus (the sharing of loaves and fishes) and the story of a wide table open to all at a Passover Seder are gentle reminders of the importance of sharing what we have with others.

Fifth – we can learn to be grateful  Life is a gift.  Religious teachings undergird the importance of having an attitude of gratitude and not take our precious life for granted.