Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kids These Days

We went to college student potluck last weekend.

My first thought was, "oh, great. raman noodles, mac-n-cheese, dumpster-dived day old bread chunks." But then, I realized, this is not your typical group of college students. No, these folks attend Warren Wilson College.

After small talk, the live-in resident coordinator welcomed us all and we introduced ourselves. While we listened to each student describe their wonderful creative dishes, our mouths salivated with new taste buds ready to dig in. We shared our gratitude for each other and for God's great abundance in our midst.

What was on the menu? Fasten your ever-expanding seat belts, it included:

  • Peanut butter stew (nuts were used in the making of this dish)

  • Quinoa with spices

  • Quesadilla with chipolte chile

  • Penne pasta and red pepper salad

  • Sweet potato bisquits

  • Marinated roasted red peppers and kale

  • Organic, fresh-picked cucumbers and butternut squash (from the Biodiversity farm nearby) and homemade pesto

  • Rice and beans with coconut milk

  • Green beans with slivered almonds

  • Coconut and honey cookie dough blobs (not sure that's what they were called, but they were deliciously slurppy)

  • Multi-berry crisp topped with homemade ice cream

We feasted!

We lounged in the student's dorm living room on well-worn couches and floor pillows with pile-high plates on our laps. As we munched and commented, we (the few "staff/faculty" folks who were privileged to be invited) rejoiced in "kids these days" who out of their own poverty and excessive creativity of "anything is possible" prepared this wonderful feast.

The future is bright, indeed, with kids like these!

When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. Mark 10:14

How are you finding God in "kids these days"?

1 comment:

  1. I am drooling. And feel nutritionally bipolar with one foot in asheville and one foot in spartanburg. oh well!