Monday, June 15, 2009

Good deeds

What lies ahead, I am excited. We have just had our first team, 3 wonderful people from America. We had a fantastic time on the westend, praying and chatting with people, walking people home and piling people in the vomit van! We have a new 8 person team from Ireland with us today, which is great and very good for my accent....

We have had a bit more resistance to what we do but I don't mind that, those who know us still deeply appreciate us. We recently had one DJ in Mix Magazine call us "God botherers" !!! I suppose it was all down to the question he was asked and obviously he is a DJ so has never seen us at work.

The idea that when we take drunk people home or help people out, we would then preach to them is so alien to how we operate. We don't need to preach at anyone, we concentrate on "blessing not selling" plenty of people ask us about our beliefs and if they do we tell them, thats reasonable. If I asked you about your beliefs you would tell me and I wouldn't call it preaching. Anyway the idea that you take some girl home, she's covered in puke, almost asleep, possibly a little coherent then you try to convert her is ridiculous.

Another one of the DJ's said Ibiza looks after it's own, my question is "what planet do you live on mate?" In the west end most workers are very helpful and extremely caring, but they are workers which implies they are working, they just can't leave their jobs to get someone home, so they phone us and we help. We do look after our own mr DJ, I'm as much part of this scene as you are but I'm not in my booth living in some unrealistic bubble!!!

Here's a bible verse that under pins our way of working

Matthew 5: 15 -17
Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.

It's all about letting our light shine before men we do this by doing good deeds, then in the midst of that we live with the hope that people will acknowledge our Father in heaven.

As a footnote: if they don't acknowledge my Father in heaven we will still continue to do good deeds, and we will do those good deeds to anyone who needs them regardless of race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, occupation or amount of gratitude shown.

1 comment:

shallowfrozenwater said...

wow. i stumbled on your blog through a simple profile search. i'm loving the work that you're doing and the witness that you're providing. blessing on you and i'll be keeping some tabs on what's going on over here at your blog.
by the way, i noticed a link to "The Simple Way" and just have to say that i love the work that Shane Claiborne is doing to. if you haven't read it then "Jesus for President" is well worth your time. Shane came up to our community in Winnipeg Canada many years ago and he's doing good work to.
again, blessings on you.