Sweet Potato Burrito Recipe

A Better World & A Sweet Potato Burrito

Proverbs 15:1 (easy)

A person stops being angry when people answer him kindly. But a cruel word makes a person angry.


I get offended really easily. When I receive a harsh comment or response from someone, I immediately become angry and want to respond out of that anger. I imagine all the ways I could respond to a comment I feel is undeserved. Sometimes, that anger gets the best of me, and my non-Christ like behaviors come out. But recently, this verse has made an impact on the way I handle those challenges and conflicts with others.

I’ve learned that even though it feels personal, most cruel comments and snarky remarks are not personal. They’re much more about the giver than the receiver. I’ve had plenty of bad days and taken those negative feelings out on someone else instead of bringing them to God and dealing with them. I’m not any better than anyone else; people have forgiven me for those behaviors and taken the higher ground when they didn’t have to. While it’s often hard to do, reacting to those negative interactions in a positive way changes the course of that experience for both you and the other person.

Most of us have heard the phrase, “hurt people hurt people”. It’s a simple saying that helps me to wrap my mind around why a complete stranger can display such hatred toward me, and also why a close friend or family member can be so cruel. But even in the midst of receiving such hurtful comments, we can show love. We can respond in kindness instead of anger. We can choose to see a person as hurting instead of hateful.

Escalating a fight makes our pride feel better, but it makes our souls feel worse. When we get hurt by others, we’re so quick to respond to them in the exact same way that hurt us in the first place. And that’s where the vicious cycle starts and picks up momentum. The hard truth is that Christians need to be the ones to end that cycle. We can never expect those who don’t know the love of Jesus to take the first step in ending the cycle.

If we want to live in a kinder, nicer, better place, we have to take the love that Jesus brought here and spread it. Wishing for a better world won’t help us. Praying for a better world is certainly necessary. But God has already given us instructions for creating a better world; living and loving like Him.


Can you think of a particular situation or experience that you wish you had responded out of love instead of anger? How do you think that would have changed the experience for you? What about for the other person? Do you have any examples of a time you did respond out of love? Was the outcome of that situation different than the first one, where you responded in anger?


For any feelings of anger that you have in your heart to be replaced with the love of Jesus.

Sweet Potato Burrito

5 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 1 small sweet potato
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon goat cheese
  • 1 wrap or tortilla
  • salt
  • pepper
  • non-stick cooking spray


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Peel and slice sweet potato into cubes
  3. Line a cookie sheet with foil and roast potato for 30 minutes or until soft
  4. Scramble egg with salt and pepper
  5. In a bowl, mix eggs, sweet potato, and goat cheese
  6. Spread mixture across the center of the wrap/tortilla and roll up
  7. Place under broiler for a few minutes to heat if desired

Tips & Tools

If you’re running short on time, you can cook these sweet potatoes in the microwave instead of the oven. It will change the texture and taste slightly, but they’re still delicious!

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