Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Table

The earth is the Lord's and everything that is in it.

The trees of the field clap their hands, for they were fashioned by a glorious Creator.

The carpenter learns her skills from the human family, and hones her God-given talents by persistence and determination, also given by God.

Therefore, the Table is God's, and God's alone.

The wheat may be planted by human hands, but it is God who gave all the plants and the seeds in them.

The grapes may be cultivated by human hands, but it is God's genius alone that imagined into being that succulent fruit.

The hands that knead the loaves were created by God for this purpose. The feet that stomp on the grapes were given the ability to dance by God.

If the table is God's, and the bread is God's, and the fruit of the vine is God's...

Who are WE to say, "You are not welcome?"

10 comments:

Kate said...

*hugs you tight*

Jan said...

Oh, so beautiful! Thank you, Cecilia!

Jan said...

Cecilia, now I understand more. So I thank you even more.

Heather W. Reichgott said...

Whoa!
So true.
Thanks for a beautiful reflection on God's table--

Mary Sue said...

Who are WE to say, "You are not welcome?"

Egomaniacs suffering from delusions of grandeur?

RevDrKate said...

Amen! This IS beautiful, Cecilia.

jledmiston said...

Amen sister.

Muthah+ said...

Preach it, Sistah!

LittleMary said...

well this is a beautiful liturgy! thanks for sharing. did you write it?

Cecilia said...

I did.

Pax, C.