I´m just sitting here in the internet room in the west end, 4.30am. We have just taken 3 girls home to their hotels who had to many pills. Tracy, Helen and Becky have had to stay with them to make sure they are okay. So Ben and I are just sitting here waiting for a call. One of the girls was lying in the street shouting and being hysterical, the police came along and asked what was going on, so I turned to the girl and said "If you don´t get in the van they will arrest you" she jumped up and got straight in. I don´t think they would have arrested her, but as a tactic it worked.
As Ben and I walked back a girl leant out of her balcony and said "Are you the Jesus people" I shouted up "Yes, but don´t you think that a weird description?" she then went to talk to us but her friend stopped her. I actually like the "Jesus people" description.
So often the word christian doesn´t seem enough, we tend to tell people we are followers of Jesus rather than christians. I am not ashamed of calling myself a christian it´s just a very loaded term that people have lots of different ideas about. Jesus follower doesn´t leave a lot of room for misunderstanding.
In fact earlier in the evening a girl had asked tracy if we were a cult, Tracy told her No, but we are followers of Jesus.
Ben and I also chatted to a guy on a wall, he was very friendly, a catholic guy, when describing what we were about, we said we tried to follow the teachings of Jesus.
It cuts through a lot of denominational and sectarian stuff, to call your self a Jesus follower. There is only one Jesus but many denominations......