That Washing Feet Thing Jesus Did

It’s Holy Week, and someone somewhere will be washing feet. This is because in John 13, during the last meal with his disciples before his arrest, Jesus takes time to wash the feet of his disciples. This act was significant in their culture. In those days, in that culture, part of welcoming someone into your…

#MeanBean Day 5

Two quotes: “But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way.  Yet when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned along with the world.” (1 Corinthians 11:31-32 NLT) “And the army is disciple(in)ed.”  (from 24-7 Prayer ‘The Vision Poem’)…

#MeanBean Day 4

Last night I dreamt I was at an ‘all you can eat’ buffet with friends. We were carrying around books, looking for a place to study. Everyone around us was piling food on their plates and stuffing their faces. Then a man appeared, and he shouted to everyone as he walked, “The Lord will no…

#MeanBean Day 3

Day 3 of the Mean Bean Challenge, and although I am certainly more tired, I am strangely more aware. Today I have been thinking about what Paul means when he says “unworthy manner.” When Paul speaks to the church in Corinth about the Lord’s Supper, (before he writes the bit we read out at Communion…

#MeanBean Day 2

Day 2 of the Mean Bean Challenge is over.  Today I have been thinking about who sponsors my meals.  Who sponsors my meals?  I mean at the moment, I am eating plain beans and rice in hopes that people will sponsor me in order to raise money for Tearfund, which will enable them to continue…

#MeanBean Day 1

First day of the mean bean challenge is over!  Four more days to go! Today I have been thinking about this picture ‘equality versus equity’ (found on Twitter) and about 1 Corinthians 11:27-29: So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning…

Porridge, Beans and Rice

For five days I am only eating plain porridge, beans and rice in support of Tearfund, and I would like to share with you why. Last year I visited a Tearfund partner’s project.  It was an after-school club held in a tiny two room building.  On the wall of this building I noticed a brass plaque with the…