The origins of this project lay in this:
In India cows are like gods. They were transport for the gods so they are treated with a god-like respect. When you build a house the first visitor must be a cow to bless it. You can’t hit cows on the road although it would be easy to do. And cows are just free to roam the streets.
So you have these god like creatures roaming the streets and not being looked after at all so they just eat trash. They eat whatever they can find. And just munch on plastic bags. And to me that seems disrespectful. If they are really godly wouldn’t you put them all up in a five-star hotel and feed them only the best??
And then I started thinking about church. The community God invited into his family. We too, milk church in the morning. And respectfully let it into our homes when we build them. But then outside of these times a lot of the time we just let the cow roam and eat trash.
So I thought id explore the communities I find myself in and see if they could apply to making church less of a cow that eats trash. And more of a place that uses the space god has given us to make space for other people and jesus. We as humans are good at making agendas but how good are we at letting god set the agendas of our lives and churches.
This will be a dialogue with brothers and sisters world-wide, in love, in submission. I want to learn and process with others what church could be and how we get it there more than just who is wrong or right.
I love the bride, I love the body, I love the house and i want us to enjoy it and eat and drink deeply of the heavenly realities that paul talks about whilst bringing the kingdom to earth.
Don’t Eat Trash
The practical parts of this project –
Written in bits and pieces all over the world, I will try to gather the stories into ‘chapters’ and at the bottom of every post will be the link to the next post and so in. Each chapter will be around 30 post or less, and I will organise them into those when i get them all linked. – (may 2014)