Glin Parish Pastoral Council – celebrating Holy Thursday…

5DB67BC2-31E2-4650-AED5-78FE18F9E80E.jpegHoly Thursday: All gathered at table

This year we hear much talk of fakenews, of who is with us and who is against us, of choosing sides. Holy Thursday is a moment of table fellowship, where all gather around the table. This prayer is a stark reminder of our call to love all, to include all – as Jesus did and does.

it would not have been god’s table (Cheryl Lawrie)

… It would not have been God’s table
if they hadn’t all been gathered around it:
the betrayer and the friend, the power-hungry and the justice seeker
the faithful and the fickle.

When Jesus poured the wine, and the bread was broken;
when everyone could eat –
the outcast and the beloved, the arrogant and the gracious
the wrong-doer and the wrongly done by –
the table became a foretaste of love made real
and of a world made whole.

Your company at the table
will include the betrayer and the beloved
the wrong-doer and the wrongly done by.
It would not be God’s table without them.

And the promise is that when you are together,
when you tell the story and give the blessing
when you break the bread and pour the wine
you will discover a foretaste of love made real
and of a world made whole.

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