Wednesday, April 09, 2008

another kind of kingdom

as the community prepares to host schools for conversion this weekend - a time of learning, reflecting, eating and leaning into the present reality of the kingdom of god - i thought this quote was indicative of such things that inspire our hope and our gathering:

"we might recall that jesus was labeled by his detractors as  a 'glutton and a drunkard.'  and we may try to imagine the joyful occasions that called forth that charge.  indeed, jesus had the temerity to suggest that the table-fellowship shared with disciples, tax-gatherers, and sinners constituted an anticipation of the kingdom of god.  he proclaimed the presence of the kingdom in the eating and drinking and talking and laughing of those occasions." - bruce t. marshall

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