Who do you want at your table? You know the game. If you could have dinner with any three people living or dead, who would they be?
Familiar friends and family? A new acquaintance? A work colleague? A neighbor? Or, are you drawn to the exciting, the dangerous, the exotic?
Perhaps you yearn to sit with the saints. Or maybe you want to hear from history. Or it’s your table, perhaps you want to sit and hear from the notoriously sinful, who live so loudly everyone knows their colorful story.
This Sunday, we hear the story of Jesus, eating with tax collectors and the friends of tax collectors. An interesting table to be sure… I imagine good food, better stories, and lots of laughter.
Our journey through the gospel of Mark continues as we, like Levi the tax collector, practice, “Discipleship by the Sea.”
I’ll see you on Sunday,
So, tell me, if you could have dinner with three people living or dead, who would they be?