The Family Table

As I was pouring out my gratefulness, the Spirit gently nudged my heart and reminded me:  “I love the Family Table, too.”

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Divine Distribution

I remember thinking at the time, “What are we missing? Why the rush on Sam’s to line our storage with toilet paper? If the world comes to an end tomorrow, will we truly be grateful that we at least had toilet paper?”

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Crisis + Competition

If we aren’t careful, though, the western Church will tragically miss an opportunity to put out a clarion call that loudly blasts, “Jesus saves! Jesus saves!” because we are already busy competing for the “who’s got the greatest idea” trophy.

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Be our guest! But wait…

Are we, as the Church, guilty of doing the same thing with our “guests”? We polish the church facilities, groom the grounds, make all the grand preparations, and hang out the banner, “Guests Welcomed Here”! But as soon as the guests show up and the unchurched crowd behaves “inappropriately”, we are quick to start in with the complaints.

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