The illusion of control is a powerful one. It’s the only (largely unconsidered, unspoken) reason why any of us would ever get behind the wheel of a car, not to mention the presumptuous - if not outright hubristic - fallacy that underlies a whole host of other daily activities, as well as large-scale “life” decisions we make.
Go ahead and start typing out your text message to me: “Hey, just checking in...how are you doing?” I’m fine, thank you. More to the point, June’s Pasadena Community Supper Club service and dinner were more than fine, and I hardly had a thing to do with making them happen.
You may (or may not) have noticed, but there was no post-Supper Club update for April. I trust you found something to read in its place. The Mueller Report, perhaps.
There are two not-very-good reasons for that. First, the last update post I wrote - for March - had all of the predictable generalities of a NASCAR traffic pattern, with the emotional range of a Hayden Christensen movie role. (Think Star Wars Episodes Two and Three. Or, don’t think about them. Ever.)
Our 9th Pasadena Community Supper Club. Months ago when we first started, we thought we were merely crazy. Then we assumed we were just lucky. Now? Well, let’s not get cocky. We’re simply blessed - in the way we’ve been welcomed into the community at Centennial Place, by our church partners and volunteers, and through the generosity of our donors.
I (Fred) am not one for sitting down and writing out New Year’s Resolutions. (I am also not one for just sitting still these days...perhaps there’s a correlation.) But if asked to write down one goal for Pasadena Community Supper Club in 2019, it is this: more connection, and deeper relationships, with the women and men we serve at our monthly dinners.
Nothing says Fall like a delicious bowl of Chili with Cornbread...even though it’s still 80+ degrees in SoCal… https://t.co/njsmcPTwny
It’s been too long since we’ve posted a food pic. So here’s one to remind you that, at Pasadena Community Supper Club, we serve quality, fresh food to our neighbors-in-need. Read more about it in our latest update. Link in bio.
Pasadena Community Supper Club co-founder @teeshahadra wrote a book! Relationships can change lives. The ideas in this book have the power to change the world. Available now for purchase, link in bio.
Sit down. Share a meal. Make a friend. That’s what we do at Pasadena Community Supper Club. Latest update - and more pics from the latest event - just posted. Link in bio.
Photo credit @victoriaruan