Who is Welcome at the Table?

I am linking up for Five Minute Friday.  This is also Day 28 of the Write 31 Days challenge. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today’s prompt is “eat.” We would love to have you join us. Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you 

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink. I was naked and you clothed me.”

If you have been here at all during this past month, you know how the Word is made flesh through our relationships and through the breaking of bread together. God calls us to all come to the table and eat and drink and be merry together. I realize not all believe everyone is welcomed at the table but the truth is we are all beloved children of God called to make the Word made flesh in our world.

I have been thinking a lot about the table this week especially in light of all that is going down in my state with the protests and all related to the Dakota Access Pipeline. My heart and soul are weary and praying for God’s peace to reign as together ALL are welcomed at the table of grace where all are fed and nourished by the bread of life that feeds us all.

Eating in itself is an act in which we can feel and touch the great goodness of our God. Think about all the times you have gathered with your friends and family at a holiday meal or sat and chatted with a friend over coffee. I don’t know about you, but it is in those places that I am reminded of the ways that I am blessed and that God provides for all of us.

God calls us all to shine God’s light in this world; in the midst of this broken messed up world. “Let your light shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” How can you glorify your father in heaven and who can you invite to your table to eat and drink with you?                               

For when all are truly welcomed to break bread and eat together, the word is continually made flesh in the world.

8 thoughts on “Who is Welcome at the Table?

  1. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him shall have everlasting life Jn 3:16.

    Whosoever will…that means all. If we leave one out who wills to come, shame on us! Beautiful post. Fmf#41.

  2. Tara, what a great post. It is a challenge when we think about who we may/may not invite to our table to share a meal. It's easy to invite those we agree/get along with. But those with whom we have strong disagreements? Yeah, that's a little harder.

    You're right, though. When we reach out to those who hold differing viewpoints from us, that's when we can reveal Jesus' love. That's when door can be opened for talking about His word.

    Great post!

  3. Tara,
    I do not doubt that you are eager to welcome all who cross your path to that table! 🙂 May you be encouraged as you pray that your light shines brighter when it's dark outside. Much love to you, my friend!
    (I was at a teacher conference Thursday and Friday and missed all the fun, but I did eat. A lot! )

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