Seating Chart

Today’s blog is more of a challenge and less of a blog.

I’m challenged today to love the very people I dislike the most. That makes it sound like I hate everyone… What I’m trying to say is that you never know who you will find yourself sitting next to at the great banquet table. If you dislike or even hate __________(insert label/name) and you find yourself sitting next to them at the great banquet table, is that Heaven for you or is that Hell?

The love and grace of God knows no boundaries. It sees no superficial walls that could keep it at bay. No one is out of the reach of God’s grace.

I challenge you to forget the reasons why you dislike/hate the person or the types of people you do and love them as Christ loves you.

Today, may you love the beautiful diversity around the table.

May you leave your baggage at the door.

May your love abound.

Who’s sitting next to you matters.

Grace and Peace

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thomg57 says:

    When I was first getting sober I complained to my sponsor that I didn’t like a particular person that came to a weekly meeting I attended. He instructed me to sit next to that person until I felt differently. I can’t recall how many weekly meetings it took, but eventually I came to know the individual, their qualities as well as their faults, and eventually, I went and found someone else to sit next to. That was almost 17 years ago and I still find myself compelled to sit next to people I am not drawn to.

  2. advocatelens says:

    First, Congrats Thom on sobriety. Seriously inspiring. I might use this story tonight as I lead discussion for our “round table” time with our 20 somethings ministry. Thanks T.

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