April 15, 2020

A Table Prepared for Me

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord my whole life long.
—Ps. 23:5-6

I've always had trouble with the image of my enemies looking on as I sit down to a banquet prepared just for me. But I realize that the scriptures don't forbid me from inviting them to join me. Indeed, if Christ is my example, then the One who dined with traitors and sinners would have me sit down and eat with those that I might disagree with or feel uncomfortable around.

Surely a table prepared for me is intended for others as well.

Teach me the generosity of grace, Lord, that I might share your bounty not just with my friends and family, but with all who are hungry. I pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ, who gave himself to nourish us all, and who taught his disciples to pray: Our Father...

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