Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple


The Eucharist Diet: A Gourmet Christian

posted by Mark Herringshaw

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.



  • Jim

    Don’t girls believe that the way to a boy’s heart is through his stomach? Jesus knew that to be true and that’s how He got to many men’s hearts. With my heart, now burdened with triple-by-pass surgery, I’m hungering for Jesus and desire the feast He will provide in my mansion He is building. As long as I’m around here, I want to feast on Him.

  • Jim

    Your blog indicates that my previous comment is a “preview” and there is no indication of anything else I should do. So, I’ll add this comment and see what happens.

  • Jim

    ah so, your blog is broken, in my opinion, and wants another comment from me.

  • Jim

    I guess this will go on until Jesus comes.

  • Jim

    and on and on and on and on . . . .

  • Jim

    I guess I will stop and go look at something else.

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