Grace In a Graceless Culture

“We live in a graceless culture. A culture of competition in which we’re all trying to get ahead. A culture of insecurity in which we’re all trying to prove ourselves. A culture of spite in which we hold grudges, envy success, protect ourselves. In this culture our shared meals offer a moment of grace. A sign of something different. A pointer to God’s coming world. “Life in the kingdom,” says Peter Leithart, “demands that we adopt a new set of table manners, and as we observe this etiquette, we become increasingly civilized according to the codes of the city of God.” Around the dinner table we offer friendship and celebrate life. Our meals offer a divine moment. An opportunity for people to be welcomed by grace into a better life, a truer life, a more human existence.”

Read… Missional Meals | The Resurgence.

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