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The Eucharist Diet: A Gourmet Christian

March 2, 2010

Day 60

Weight: 195 lbs

Weight lost: -11 lbs

I’m meeting my friend Brian in 30 minutes to talk about how to make a feast. Serious. Brian is a professional chef – for real – and he’s something of a genius when it comes to food and hospitality. We’re going to talk about the connection between food and following Jesus. Brian has some ideas I want to hear about… See what strange things happen from focus! I’ve been focusing on food in my walk with God for 60 days and now I found myself planning feasts as steps of discipleship.

It’s not a new idea, really. Jesus loved to eat. We see him again and again in the Gospels feasting with friends and foes and strangers. And the early church made hospitality one of the core requirements of leadership. In fact my willingness and capacity to bring people into my life and home around a meal is really one of the non-negotiable elements in my elevation of influence in the Church.

So I’m going to see what I can learn from Brian. I’ll let you know what comes of it. I’ll also share with him what I’m doing with this Eucharist diet. It might be interesting to him, lover of food and lover of Jesus that he is!

“The Eucharist Diet” adventure is my six month experiment taking daily communion and tracking and posting the results in my personal life, relationships, health, and body fat percentage.

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