Sharing a meal together can be eye opening. In it we get to see one another and witness if there is the caring and sharing that marks the presence of God. It is a moment for transfiguration, even revealing who we are.
Maybe we don’t feel worthy, noticed or considered. Maybe food is a problem or eating together too intimate. Maybe we sense ourselves to be on the margin.
In Christ all are welcome and together form his body, all can break bread and hear the blessing. In all our vulnerability or pushing and shoving, let the voice of God speak and recognise his presence and sense his gentle welcome.
It is people who build walls, people who should know better, and fail to see what they have. Jesus will cut through people’s perversion of his person.
Luke 9…Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen… Jesus answered, “You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you and bear with you? …”
Luke 9:35-36, 41 NRSV