You are probably wondering why the toilet paper, right? Well, we are living by faith in this ministry and that means we are even trusting God’s people to supply our need of toilet paper. So just to let you know being in ministry sometimes can be a very humbling experience. Did you know……..
Before paper was widely available, a variety of materials were employed. The Romans used an L-shaped stick (like a hockey stick) made of wood or precious metal; at public toilets people used sponges on sticks that were kept in saltwater between uses. In arid climates, sand, powdered brick, or earth was used. Until the late nineteenth century, Muslims were advised to use three stones to clean up. One favorite tool was a mussel shell, used for centuries. Until the early twentieth century, corn cobs were used.
In the late fifteenth century, when paper became widely available, it began to replace other traditional materials. Sometimes old correspondence was pressed into service, as were pages from old books, magazines, newspapers, and catalogs. People also used old paper bags, envelopes, and other bits of scrap paper, which were cut into pieces and threaded onto a string that was kept in the privy.
Well, I said all this to say, I think our boys here at the ranch would rather be a little embarrassed when a teen ‘girl’ comes up to him in school to say “Hey, our church has toilet paper collected for you,” instead of having to use magazines, newspapers or corn cobs in the privy.
So saying all that, thank you all who have helped us teach these boys about humility, by donating toilet paper for us to use in the privy.
I will continue to cast my anxiety on him to continue to supply our toilet paper need so I don’t have to use corn cobs.
Hope you enjoyed the funny post!