Eating Together in Laos
Something powerful goes with eating cross culturally. Learning acceptance of others’ ways is one thing, for sure. Gratitude for others’ hospitality and care, is another thing, for sure. I notice that in the Bible, this was one of the really hard things for the Christians of the 1st century. In the book of Acts Peter needed a vision and something like a conversion experience to get over his prejudices about the Roman’s food and later, in the book of Galatians, he got a stern confrontation from Paul about his food hypocrisy. In Laos I experienced the hospitality of Akha villagers to have us sleep in their homes, cook in their kitchens, eat the food they eat, and even have meetings in their living rooms!
Here are a few pictures: