Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Three Days In...

"So is this week (eating rice and beans) doing what you thought it would do?" asked the reporter from the Daily News.

If by that you mean that every time I whine about eating rice and beans I remember those who didn't make a choice to eat them...

Then yes. This week is doing exactly what I hoped it would do.

I came upon this passage today -

23 Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him.24 But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew human nature.25 No one needed to tell him what mankind is really like.
John 2:23-25 (NLT)

Fact is, we are so out of sync with what God values that it's very difficult to approach poverty with the heart of Jesus. We need to get slapped. We need to be shaken. We need to be made to awaken to the human cost of our indifference.

So if this week does that, I will end it thanking God and waiting for orders.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. It has inspired me to take on something similar. Often, I find myself spending more money eating out than I intend, thinking I "don't have any other options!" Of course, I could always not eat if I'm not going to prepare something ahead of time at home. If folks can walk miles for water, I think I can wake up a 30 minutes earlier to make a lunch to-go.