Friday, July 27, 2007

Discipleship and Spam

Spam has in the past been referred to as “the wonder meat that won the War”, World War II that is.

During the war soldiers would go for days with very little food if any. The army needed something they could air drop that would not need refrigeration or cooking. The answer came in the form of a meatloaf known as spiced ham. These 2 words combined form to make the word Spam.

Spam was air dropped to the allies giving them much needed food to survive and gain strength and energy. After the war Spam became a staple in many of the countries and territories where it was originally dropped. Which is why today Spam remains a staple in places like Hawaii, Guam, the Philippines and even Russia.

Here is where Discipleship and Spam interface.

Sometimes we think that our outreach is not as ideal as we would have wanted them to be. It felt more like “spamming” people. Often we tend to compare ourselves to professional ministers which makes us feel like we’re offering Spam versus gourmet food.

While that may be true feeding people with Spam is much better than leaving people to die of hunger because gourmet food is not accessible for the moment. Keep in mind the great war was won with Spam – keep outreaching and feeding people where they are with what you've got!

The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep. John 21:17

See also my other post:
Prayer & Melatonin

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