The Table Hopping in the Food Court post got a lot of play… and comment… and even some follow-up. Too often, we view ourselves as reigning over the table where others gather, but this post attempted to flip that image. Here’s a quote.
Using a food court metaphor, we are called to recognize that there are numerous almost countless table and an unmanageable amount of access points of entry. Some just pass through, while others visit briefly, and others are regulars. The hours of the food court, the transience of the people, the comings and goings all confound our ability to make it about our table and most especially about us.
If you need a scriptural reference, then lean towards the Loaves and Fishes. Look at all the players/partners involved in the story — Jesus, Phillip, Andrew, and (most especially) the kid smart enough to pack five barley loaves and two fish for a day trip. Attending is not a table of twelve, but a field of 5,000 or more. Jesus not only flips the rules of the table here; he expands our definition of a communal meal— one where the left-overs are greater than what was shared
Table Hop over to the post for more.