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Archive for August 18th, 2008

Table Talk

What does it mean to sit at the table with Christ and to eat?  What does this look like in today’s society, particularly within the Western culture so many of us find ourselves in?  I find it interesting about myself, in how I can describe what it looks like more in the 1st century, or for many of the other centuries past for that matter, than I can for the time of now.  

Now I can describe what it has looked like and ways in which I have practiced it, but I really want to wrestle with it on a different level than just passing the elements around and this being us sitting at the table with Christ.  Is it really to look like taking something from someone and being blessed?  I am not talking down to any of these forms or any which I have not written here.  Each of these have their place.  

What I am saying though is I lack the experience which I see in scripture of people being changed when they encounter Christ at a “table.”  Maybe there is something I am not seeing.  Maybe I am not looking in the right places.  I am not sure.  What I do know, is that when people came in contact with Jesus around a table, they left changed….forgiven, inspired, angry, and many others, which are all changes.  I want to see this in our community.  I believe it can happen.

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