Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Odd People at the Table with You

When you come to the Table, you come to Christ’s body and blood.  And when you come to the Table, you come with Christ’s body and blood.  You are to discern the Lord’s body and that means you are to look around you and see the body of the Lord – in the person over there that you think is really odd, or the person over there that you have an attitude about, or that other person whom you think you would never really want to be with.

When we are reconciled to Christ, we are part of the reconciliation of the world where the strangest of relationships will take place.  The wolf will lie down with the lamb, the leopard with the young goat, the calf and the lion, and so on.  What are we learning?  We are learning that in Christ, we are enabled and called to love our brothers and sisters and even enjoy being with them.  We are to see Christ in them.  We are to allow them to see Christ in us.

Coming to the Table is a communal event.  This is not your little, personal devotional time with Jesus.  Look up and around you – who are you eating with?  You are eating with Christ.  Look – there is His body.  Now partake and then go live like it the rest of the week.

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