Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Blogging toward Sunday

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In preparation for worship, read Luke 17:5-10. What strikes you as most important about this passage? Take time to read it a second time, paying particular attention to what happens around the "table." 

Sunday, October 6 is World Communion Sunday. In light of our celebration, I invite you to meditate on the following blessing written by Jan Richardson.

And the Table Will Be Wide
A Blessing for World Communion Sunday[i]

And the table
will be wide.
And the welcome
will be wide.
And the arms
will open wide
to gather us in.
And our hearts
will open wide
to receive.

And we will come
as children who trust
there is enough.
And we will come
unhindered and free.
And our aching
will be met
with bread.
And our sorrow
will be met
with wine.

And we will open our hands
to the feast
without shame.
And we will turn
toward each other
without fear.
And we will give up
our appetite
for despair.
And we will taste
and know
of delight.

And we will become bread
for a hungering world.
And we will become drink
for those who thirst.
And the blessed
will become the blessing.
And everywhere
will be the feast.

As you journey toward Sunday, may you be blessed by the warm rays of the sun and the sure knowledge of God's embrace.

[i] Jan Richardson @ http://paintedprayerbook.com/2012/09/30/and-the-table-will-be-wide/#.UkmYbhApo3g

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