by an Orthodox Christian priest who has just returned from an ecumenical
gathering of largely Evangelical clergy.
Once there was a starving man who found a field of potatoes, and finding the potatoes, he found life. Potatoes alone were enough to keep him alive.
One day a family took a drive out into the countryside for a picnic and happened across the man saved by potatoes. He was a gaunt and sickly man with little strength, but he was alive and thanked God for his potatoes.
"What are all of those things you are eating?" the skinny potato man asked.
"Apples and corn and potatoes and ham and cake for dessert," they replied.
"Cake for dessert? the man inquired.
"Yes, cake for dessert. Would you like some?"
"Certainly not," said the potato man. "You don't need cake and ham and corn
and apples to stay alive. Potatoes are enough. Look at me. I was dying of
starvation and potatoes saved me. Everything I needed was in potatoes."