Like the lepers in the story from the gospel for today, we don't approach God thinking we're worthy. Rather, we rely solely on the mercy of God to receive us. The lepers were physically ill, seeking both healing from their disease and restoration to their community that the disease had cut them off from.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 9-Oct-16”
In the parable that Jesus tells in the gospel reading for today, he says that a master would never say to a servant, "Come here at once and take your place at the table." Yet that is exactly what Jesus is saying to us now.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 2-Oct-16”
At the most basic level, the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus warns us that God expects us to give out of all the good things we receive; that even those we see as outcast and forgotten are not forgotten by God.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 25-Sep-16”
This week's gospel reading is all about finding lost things and, of course, we all recognize that the way the sheep, and coins, and brother are sought is the way God seeks each of us: tirelessly and without fail.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 11-Sep-16”
Jesus warns his disciples about the cost of being a disciple in the gospel passage for today. It certainly does cost. Being a disciple will take your whole life and require of you everything you are, so it makes sense to consider that.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 4-Sep-16”
The centurion says, in our gospel reading for today, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; therefore I did not presume to come to you."
We might feel that same way as we come to the table.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 29-May-16”
John reminds us, in our gospel reading for today, that no one has ever seen God. In order for us to truly understand God, we need to look at Jesus. Jesus shows us how to live a life dedicated to God.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 03-Jan-16”