Feasting with the Poor

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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.”

Methinks the Hosking family will be blessed. What a wonderful way to turn frustration into light, and what is likely a bad situation into a good memory. Transforming darkness into light… now that’s a good Christian attitude. Wonderful example for us all, no matter the details of our particular situation.

This reminds me of a little bug I’ve had in my thoughts in recent days. I noticed that I write a fair bit of negative things about the church, and while I am likely among the most hopeful as to its direction, my ire on present matters of frustration gets me writing more than my joy at what is right and good. I think I’ll add a new category, and be more intentional about finding wonderful examples of the Church in this world, expressing what I know to be true but too often don’t mention.

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