Synod Cooked in an African Pot
Author Country :Ethiopia
Genre Type :Poem
Year of Publication :NULL/
Publication :“A Synod Cooked in an African Pot: AMECEA Synod Seminar” (The African Synod, January, 1992)
Sub Theme :Eating/Meals, Environment/Ecology/Nature, Hope, Life/
Author Name :Sister Catherine Gaynor/
Author City :NULL
From African soil comes the African pot
Dug and shaped by African hands
Baked in fire in African lands
And into the pot — the mighty pot,
Meat from our flocks, oil from our seeds
Grains and greens from countless fields.
Many hands fill the African pot
Hands with hoes, with pestles and knives,
Singing we toil to maintain our lives:
Cooked in the open on an African fire
Three stones and wood from far and near
Stirred and flavored and tasted here.
A Synod cooked in
an African pot
Our hope is kindled — the time is
A Synod for Africa’s way of life.