Like the childhood game of “musical chairs,” we are convinced that there are not enough places at the table. And so, we shrink the guest list just in case there is not enough, and we scramble to occupy the chairs first. And yet our sacred texts invite us to imagine and make real the gathering of all people to the table, robed in the garments of a peace that comes with justice. This is what really matters – this is the fruit of what is right and good.
This is the second week in the series, “The Inn: Housing the Holy.” Worship opened with “The Table.” “Christmas Invite” encouraged us to think about who we might invite to Jesus this Christmas. Pastor Mary’s message is based on Baruch 5: 1-5 and Philippians 1: 9-11. To read it, click here.