God’s dream is the table. That’s why God created. It’s why God redeems. It’s why God counsels and comforts. God’s dream is that all of creation would gather at God’s table and find their fill there…for all of eternity.
God became one of us in Jesus to renew and expand the dream. Jesus makes it clear that all of us have a place at God’s table. And Jesus makes it clear that we have a role to play in helping others to know they belong.
So how do we do that?
To answer that, there’s a BIG idea we have to get …
CONNECTION. We’re all connected in God’s grand scheme of salvation. As we work toward the salvation of others–especially the poor and vulnerable–we work toward our own salvation.
(Image: “Giancarlo Neri sculpture of table and chair, Hampstead Heath 2005” via Justinc @ Wikimedia Commons, Creative Commons)