“Then people will come from east and west, from north and south, and will eat in the kingdom of God.” – Luke 13:29
Since 1936, Presbyterians have been celebrating World Communion Sunday. It is typically the first Sunday of October that we celebrate this communion in hopes to recognize God’s peace and global witness. This Sunday will be no different. I am reminded of Luke’s words about the table. They shall come from all places, all corners to sit at the table. And then we feast. All are able to eat and drink and get their fill.
Most see this as a one Sunday a year event. We, at Covenant, see this every Sunday at our community breakfast. People from our community coming from all corners sitting at tables eating and fellowshipping with one another. Christ is the host at that breakfast. You are welcome if have money and if you don’t. You are welcome if you wear a suit or you are wearing your pajamas. You are welcome if you drink chocolate milk or you drink coffee. You are welcome if you are 1 day old or 95 years old.
A Place at the Table is a true glimpse every Sunday of what God’s abundance here on earth looks like. It feels like communion. It feels like world communion. I imagine that it is what God had in store for us from the gospel of Luke.
I love being Presbyterian because Christ is the host and the table is indeed big and wide enough to seat all who come seeking relief from hunger and thirst spiritually or physically.
Come this Sunday no matter if you are from the north, south, east or west and sit at table in the kingdom of God. Christ has a seat with your name on it. Come and be filled with God’s goodness, grace, and mercy.