Monday, 25 June 2007

Bad Food

Speaking of going to restaurants, have you ever had a bad experience in a restaurant where there's been a little extra in the food? How about a cockroach in your iced tea? What did the restaurant do as a result? Did they offer to replace the drink or maybe pay for the meal? I believe I know what a good restaurant would do.

I tend to object when I hear a person say they were leaving a church or a corps fellowship because they were not being fed. Down deep I seem to understand that only babies need fed. Adults feed themselves. But just for a moment think about the spiritual meal. (There are scriptural references that would support such a concept.) If we recognised that a part of it was bad or spoiled by something that didn't belong, what would you do? Perhaps it depends upon the specific problem.

Let's do everything we can to make certain the spiritual experience isn't spoiled by something we have or have not done.

James 1:21 (MSG)
21 So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.


chelle said...

Hi Commish

Totally agree - with today's entry and your post with regard to Travelling Light, it was very powerful read for me. I've been keeping an eye on your entries for some time and have great interest in the dialogue it promotes. Looking forward to having you and Madam Pres returning to your 2nd home ...

If you have time, visit -

Blessings to you and yours!

BrownEyedGirl said...

Good word for all of us. Thank you for this blog ministry.

Larry said...


You are right. It is interesting though as I interact with younger generations their desire for stability, but that the issue of fit is so important. I am not sure that you wanted me to be the link of the week. I just blogged on the empty nest...sorry.

Sorry I did not get to spend time with you and Carolyn on your visit here. We miss you guys!


Jim Knaggs said...

chelle - Thanks for your note. Your blog is terrific. Go for it.

B/E/G - I met with a group of people tonight who are mostly from your corps. You are loved and valued.

L - I hope everyone who comes to this blog will discover your pure heart and engaging intellect.

james said...

While we were living in Bangladesh we had a major who was the Salvos australian international aid rep... or something along those lines... come and visit us.

we went to a 'nice' restaurant and i was pouring tomato sauce on my meal and a nice BIG juicy cockroach landed on my meal...

they swapped the plate for a new one!

no Spiritual insight to add though... just the story...

Mhairi said...

"Adults feed themselves."

That's why you are awesome!