Monday, March 13, 2006

John Zimmer's top ten list

"The Warden's" Top 10 Reasons To Spend a Service Week at Hands On Gulf

10. Getting re-acquainted with technical operation of mops, mopwringers, and buckets
9. A week of sleeping accommodations on floor or ground in close proximity to people you barely know
8. Waking up at 5:00 AM to the "Muppets" theme song playing on a nearby cellular telephone alarm
7. A week of cafeteria "cuisine" that includes a week of peanut butter and jelly sandwich lunches
6. After a day of physical work, looking forward to being number 25 on the shower line list
5. Time to stop and perform a "reality check" on our relatively easy lives in suburbia
4. Opportunity to redefine the words "evangelization" and "outreach" in practical, visible ways
3. A week devoted exclusively to attending to the needs of others truly deserving and needing of our time and talent
2. Ability to attain some level of "holiness" without detaching yourself from the real world
1. A chance to quietly leave a small piece of the world a little happier than it was before you arrived

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