You have not eaten...

Ugali is the national dish of Kenya,  Basically it is a cornmeal mush.  The cornmeal is cooked with water to a thick consistency and poured out onto a board or plate for everyone to eat from. Ugali can be made over an open fire outside, or in a kitchen. It is often served with beef or chicken broth and vegetables.

The taste of ugali is similar to grits or cornbread.  It is pretty bland but absorbs the juices and broth from the food that it is served with.

When we were served ugali, we as a group politely took a small slice and placed it on our plate, approximately 1/2 to 1 cup of it.  The Kenyans took 2 to 3 times the amount that we did.  It was obvious that they loved this dish and were serious about eating it.
Many Kenyans feel they haven't had a meal unless they have eaten Ugali with a sauce or stew ....
Ugali is known also to mean life.  In some ways it is the bread, the staple to Kenyan cuisine.

I am reminded that Jesus is the bread of life.  Our ugali.  I want to start thinking like the Kenyan people that I haven't eaten, haven't had anything until I have partaken of the bread of life..

Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.         John 6:35

Father, help me to crave you and the fullness that you give. I want more than a small slice please.

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