Servings: Limitless.

1. Begin by creating a dry roux with flour and prayers. Take your time - especially in prayer.

2. Sauté courage.

3. Add water and tolerance.

4. Sprinkle with love frequently.

5. Season with forgiveness and compassion.

6. Add a pinch of humor.

7. Simmer with patience and understanding.

8. Listen carefully and lower heat if the gumbo begins to boil. Continue to listen.

9. Smell the aroma of hope.

10. Invite friends and enemies to share the meal.

11. Ladle with kindness and hospitality. Be always ready to serve others first.

Nutritional information per serving: Lowers stress and tension; good for heart.