Monday, May 30, 2005

Searching for the Joy - 7

De 16:14 – “You are to keep the feast with joy, you and your son and your daughter, your man-servant and your woman-servant, and the Levite, and the man from a strange country, and the child without a father, and the widow, who are living among you.”

Again talking about the “feast of the Lord” (that’s three in a row). The interesting thing I read a couple times here was the list of people to bring with you. God doesn’t seem to want anyone left out. He wanted everyone to celebrate with his people. It does raise some questions about having strangers and children celebrating communion (the new covenant equivalent of the feast). It also encourages me. Having a church social or potluck in the near future? Invite someone and share it with them.

2 comments:

Dave King said...

In Christ plays in 10 000 places, Peterson spend a great deal of time on the importance of meals as an extension of the Lord's Supper.

I wonder about our requirment that someone be 'saved' to participate in remembering Jesus.

- Peace

Richard said...

When I attended an Evangelical Church, I often wondered about the Sunday School kids, Sunday School teachers, and nursery/toddler supervisors being absent while celebrating the Lord's supper.

One really could attend Church every Sunday for the first twenty years of ones life without celebrating the Lord's Supper.

I'm starting to appreciate the practice letting the kids back into the main worship service when celebrating the Lord's Supper. I even get a perverse delight out of directly contradicting people who complain that the kids should not be allowed in.

I'm just waiting eagerly for the next time someone complains and I can say that Jesus' words to people like them were "SUFFER....


... the little ones to come unto me". I'm not a huge fan of my own suffering but I suppose inflicting it on others has a certain... appeal.

As for inviting people to Church functions, I was always reluctant to do that because the function was always wanting volunteers to help out with doing work and stuff and so I'd be neglecting my guest. Martha and Mary syndrome I guess.