I am speaking at a church in Auckland this Sunday on transforamtion in the Kingdom of God, and i came a across a brilliant illustration of How God can work with us, making us into His People. The text is about Jesus's call to the fishermen, who left their nets and went.... but I read about this image that I am going to use in Leonard Sweet's Soul Salsa book.
Anyway for those who are interested it's all about a humble coffe bean and a cat that makes it
"Kopi" is the Indonesian word for coffee and the "Luwak" is the indigenous animal who plays an "active" role in the harvesting of the raw coffee cherries. The Luwak feasts on ripe, red coffee cherries seeking out the sweet taste of the cherry itself, wanting little to do with the parchment of the coffee. Once the Luwak eats the cherry, the parchment covered coffee beans are passed out of the Luwak, with the parchment cover still protecting the green coffee beans.The local natives gather up the limited amount of the Luwak processed parchment coffee, remove the parchment shell, and ultimately ship it to the coffee broker.Kopi Luwak has a very unique and distinguishable roasting smell and taste... like no other coffee. http://www.thecoffeecritic.com/fusion3/html/kopi.shtml
Original image can be found on http://www.ravensbrew.com/NewFiles/kopiluwak.html