HAVE YOU EVER noticed how many times in Luke’s Gospel Jesus sits around the table for a meal? He regularly shared meals with others, whether they are Pharisees, sinners and tax collectors, or his disciples. We learn more of what he teaches about his heavenly Parent on these occasions than from what he says in the synagogue. Meals at the table are some of Jesus’ favorite settings for him to make visible to others the good news of God’s mercy and acceptance of all people.
Pauses for Pentecost: 50 Words for Easter People
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What do people hear in the conversations around your kitchen table? Share your thoughts.
When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.
—Luke 24:30, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Lord Jesus Christ, breathe the freshness of your Spirit into us that we may come alive again.
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