Since very early in my youth I took a special delight in eating black beans, after all they are a staple of the Cuban diet. In my case however this love affair has been taken so seriously that I have elevated black beans to the category of heavenly food.
I have come to appreciate them like few other things. While most people look forward to fine dining and things like caviar and the like, I would not give up a plate of rice and black beans for the finest cuisine from any far of land. Asked by my mother with a curious note, why I rarely caught a cold I said, "Mom it's your black beans" that's my secret. A church group was very surprised to hear me explain with Biblical certainty why I believe they serve rice and black beans in heaven. It is not heresy friends but just great faith in this simplest and greatest of Cuban dishes.
Have you ever traveled away from South Florida on business or vacation and on the flight back you can't wait to have those rice and beans? That's when you start praying for grandma to have made some, or the corner restaurant to still be open.
Yes friends’ rice and black beans are a heavenly food. Now go forth and preach the gospel!