Because great things happen around the table
Some world-changing things have happened around he table. Empty plates left with just scraps of dinner rolls often times signify when the stories are getting really good. Eating, one of life's most basic necessities binds us together, connects us, and causes us to lean into each other's lives, right? Especially if it involves chips and salsa.
This past weekend our tribe went around Sacramento for a Progressive Dinner. We wanted to get a better idea of the neighborhoods we lived in. We spanned the Antelope and Citrus Heights area to the Arden-Arcade areas of Sacramento, sharing a 3 hour meal, (and topping it off with some MarioCart on a Nintendo 64). It was a great time!
But we couldn't help but remember that night that the last thing that Jesus chose to do on his night before enduring the cross was to share a meal with his closest friends. The very (and only) thing Jesus invites us to remember him by, eating and drinking, is one of the things people got so angry about. He calls us to join him at the Table throughout this journey too, doesn't He?
We invite you to explore a book we are walking through right now as a community and recommend it to you.
We think it may fit the theme of this post here, you decide :)