September 1, 2019
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
“The Table”

 

Luke 14:12-14  (Jesus) said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid.  But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.  And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”

 

In this week’s appointed Gospel, Jesus asks us to do something impossible, to invite the poor, the marginalized, and even the stranger into our fellowship.  However, this seemingly overwhelming command becomes possible when we realize that this is exactly what Christ has done for us.  We can invite others only because we too have been invited.

 

The Table (I Fell into Love)
      1. The Table (I Fell Into Love) - Greg Ronning

 

I was feeling kind of empty
When I saw her standing there
She was living on the street
And no one seemed to care
My heart grew heavy
I began to fade away
Then I was gone
Nothing to say

 

I was feeling kind of weak
When a man came up to me
Can you spare some change
I pretended not to see
My heart grew heavy
I began to fade away
Then I was gone
Nothing to say

 

I was feeling kind of broken
Just trying to survive
Uncomfortably numb
I sat down and I cried
My heart grew heavy
I began to fade away
Then I was gone
Nothing to say

 

Someone tapped my shoulder
Invited me inside
Brought me to a table
A feast for my poor eyes
This is my body
This is my blood
Arms opened wide
I fell into love

 

She was still out on the street
And I was feeling kind of strong
He still needed some change
And I was singing this song
I opened up my heart
I gave all I could give
Arms opened wide
I began to live

 

 

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