Food for Thought

Every Wednesday morning Toshiko Yamamoto takes a washbasin and towels to the roughest part of Vancouver, British Columbia. There she washes the feet of women at a drop-in center. Her clients are often infected with HIV or Hepatitis C. Their feet are sometimes dirty and covered with sores or needle marks. The women are almost always drug addicts who sell sex to pay for their next fix.

As Yamamoto gently washes and massages their feet, she sings a lullaby in Japanese, listens to their stories, and tells them about God's love. "Men treat them as garbage," she observes. "I do the opposite."

–Debra Fieguth

In what areas of your life do you lead well or share God's love by doing the opposite of what someone expects?

August 01, 2007 at 11:02 PM

Recent Posts

We Are Called to Desire (Part 1)
4 unfounded fears that come with wanting
Lead Me On: When Downton Abbey Beckons Us to Begin Again
Nothing compares to knowing someone loves you no matter what
Go Ahead and Grin—Church Is Hilarious
Ministry is a lot more fun if you laugh at just about everything.
Worship in a Dynamic and Diverse Culture
An interview with Nikki Lerner, Worship Director at Bridgeway Community Church

Follow us

FacebookTwitterRSS

Most Popular Posts

Go Ahead and Grin—Church Is HilariousIdeas for Women's MinistryDoes the Bible Really Say I Can’t Teach Men?Lead Me On: When Downton Abbey Beckons Us to Begin Again