Friday, February 24, 2012

The good friday experiment

We're doing this thing at church called the "Good Friday Experiment." I read about it in Mike Breen and Steve Cockram's book 'Building A Discipling Culture.' Apparently some guy named Danny Wallace started this thing called a "Karma Army" about ten years ago (www.Join-Me.co.uk). They decided that every Friday they would all do a random act of kindness. So I thought it would be good to do that as a church during Lent. Sort of make every Friday a "good" Friday. This is how I worded the promo...

What is the Good Friday Experiment? To see what would happen if every Friday during Lent we did one random act of kindness. Whether it is buying a sandwich for someone, or a cup of coffee or some other drink, or sharing your newspaper, or writing a kind note, or helping a little old lady across the street, or... whatever it is you can think of. It is not about receiving any reward or personal gain other than the warm glow of having done something good for someone else. It's not about being thanked, or getting any credit, or going to heaven. It's not about changing humanity; it's about being human. One thing. One day a week. One Lenten season. One church. Let's make Friday's good!

We'll see how it goes.