hot topic: cannibals & carnivores

“Eat My flesh and drink My blood.”  As we come into the Easter season (a little early for my Orthodox friends), we are often reminded of these words of Jesus at the Last Supper.

This statement about eating Jesus’ flesh and drinking His blood has raised many questions over the centuries:

  • Was Jesus anti-vegan or opposed to a vegetarian lifestyle?
  • Was this Jesus’ way of promoting a gluten-free lifestyle, emphasizing the consumption of meat & blood?
  • Was Jesus advocating a type of divine cannibalism?

As you read these questions & probably think of a few more, please don’t think that I’ve suddenly lost the plot & become obsessed with some new type of eating lifestyle.  My goal with this post is to raise your awareness that we are coming into Holy Week, when we celebrate Jesus’ death & resurrection, around Jesus’ central words at the Last Supper, with His closest followers.

From my point of veiw, Jesus’ words about eating His flesh & drinking His blood show us in a really powerful way that Jesus love for us runs so deep that He invites us to not only revel in His strength & resurrection, but also to fellowship with Him in His suffering, pain & death – Phil 3:10.  Let’s fully enjoy all of Who Jesus is during this Easter season!

swallow a frog – interesting video :)

In my travels around the world, I’ve eaten some very creative things.  I found out quickly that it was easier to eat what was placed in front of me, if I ate first & asked questions laters.  Coaching the mental game for some of the things I’ve eaten was tricky, to put it mildly.  Again, eat first & ask questions later.  For those of you with allergies, you totally get a “pass” on this one!!!

However, there’s a saying that if you have to eat a frog, stop staring & start swallowing (or something like that).  Long story short, when we have difficult tasks in front of us, the longer we wait & procrastinate with these tasks the worse it gets.  Eat the frog, do the work & move on.

I spared you the Japanese live frog sashimi – you can thank me later,)