Are you ready to open the table?
To the welcome wide which exists
In the tender places of God's realm.
Hidden away because of imagined barriers
we erect in order to protect the meaning.
All it does is deaden the joy of sharing,
the abundance of freely giving.
The open arms of love's door
is not just reserved for us,
but flung wide open in the words of Christ.
In the arms stretched wide to hold
a dying world and heal all the words
which say you aren't beloved,
you are other, you are unclean.
So open wide the table to the Spirit
of love which rains down the manna
of God's compassion on a world gone wrong.
Open wide the table to the possibility
of so much more than we can imagine.
Open wide the table of welcome
and watch the holy grow in our midst.