Our gospel reading for today is difficult because Jesus talks about bringing division. I think one of the keys to understanding is to know that division is not the goal of his coming, but that he certainly understood it was going to be a result.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 14-Aug-16”
Our gospel reading for today has the parable of the servants who were prepared for their master to return at any time, even though he was delayed. It's clear to us that we want to be among those who are prepared for Jesus' coming, so how do we do that?… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 7-Aug-16”
A wise person once told me that there are only two things that will last forever, our relationship with God and our relationships with each other. Here at the table, those to lasting things come together.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 31-Jul-16”
Jesus left us with two great institutions: First, he taught us how to pray in that great example that we call the Lord's Prayer. Second, he taught us how to gather together here at the table.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 24-Jul-16”
Like all of us, Mary and Martha come together at this table. Some folks have been involved, with careful attention, to preparing what we see before us. They do so because of the value these symbols and this act have in our life of worship together.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 17-Jul-16”
In the gospel story for today, Jesus sends out the 72. I was a time where great signs were done and great power was shown. Yet Jesus warns not to rejoice in the power, but to rejoice that their names were written in heaven.… Read the rest “Table Meditation for 3-Jul-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”