You read that right. This is the Five Minute Friday post which I usually do on Saturday. And the prompt is BACON. Hmm, strange prompt unless you’re familiar with this exercise when the reins were transferred from Lisa Jo Baker to Kate Motaung. At the tail end of the video, just as she was about to close the door, one of her boys misheard the word, “Begin,” and yelled out that the word of the week was … “BACON!!”
Kate wrote a lovely love story about this crazy group of writers at her site (http://katemotaung.com/2015/10/29/five-minute-friday-bacon-day-30/). There, too,you will find how the rest of this group responded to the prompt. The diversity in thought is just … well … overwhelming. Come to think of it, though, it’s that way every week and it is why at least this scribe keeps coming back for more … even if it’s on Saturday.
The timer is set, so it is time to GO …
Bacon. What can I say? I love bacon … especially well done bacon. I like the smell and the sizzle. Actually, I like sausage a little more, but I would never turn down bacon.
The prompt reminded me of an incident when Karen and I were running a bed and breakfast. She usually offered eggs or pancakes or French toast and bacon or sausage links or patties. We had guests from Israel one night who came down for breakfast. Karen couldn’t understand why they didn’t eat the sausage until I reminded her they were Jewish. She immediately flew out of the kitchen to apologize and offer them something else … I don’t know what she thinking of replacing the sausage with, but she made the offer.
I applaud our Israeli guests for sticking to their dietary restrictions. And I’m sure Jesus wouldn’t have eaten the sausage either.
Or would He?
I think Jesus might have eaten pork if it was offered. He wasn’t shy about eating with the tax collectors and sinners. That’s why He came. To meet sinners at their level.
Like me. Like you.
He also … STOP
… told us He wasn’t there to change the Law, but to re-focus our approach to salvation. Paul explains in the letter to the Romans it is through Christ, not the letter of the Law that brings salvation.
So, yeah, I think Jesus would eat a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, have bacon or sausage links with his French toast, enjoy sausage and biscuits and scarf down a sausage and pepper sandwich.
And that’s the gospel according to Joe.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Making mistakes is okay if they’re new ones each time.