Early in my seminary career, Dr. Mark Terry taught me the missionary motto:
Where He leads me, I will follow;
What He feeds me, I will swallow!
This week, my "friend," colleague, and mentor, Bryan G helped me practice it.
For our Birthdays (we share the same day) the church where we are serving together as co-interim pastors threw us a pot-luck dinner. One group of ladies made Bryan his favorite dish, fish head curry. Not something I would choose for myself, but Hey, he's lived in the Pac Rim for 15 years.
As my Birthday gift to me, Bryan decided that I should share the "delicacy" of the dish, one of the fish eyes. So, before letting everyone eat, I got the special "privilege" of eating the first bite of our potluck --the curry flavored fish eye from this appetizing dish. Bryan ate his first . . .
Then I followed suit.
This of course doesn't make me a TRUE missionary, but in my opinion, it was a brave first step.
I can get the recipe for you if you'd like to try it too :-)