The Creative One

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Seeking refuge from the heat of the streets, heading to corner offices, awaiting recovery meetings, eager for a free meal, returning home to family, or visiting during a mission trip, wherever we were going to or coming from, our stories intersected at St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church on Wednesday morning for a Eucharist service in Memphis, TN. The mid-week worship service we visited during our recent mission trip to Memphis was (to me) a glimpse of what heaven looks like – every race, background, career path, orientation, socio-economic status, and political leanings – harmoniously worshipping the creative One around the table of ultimate love and sacrifice. We are all invited to the table.

“‘Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the city and bring in here the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ 22 And the slave said, ‘Master, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ 23 And the master said to the slave, ‘Go out into the highways and along the hedges, and compel them to come in, so that my house may be filled.” Luke 14:21-23