Saturday, November 10, 2012
Hurry up. . .for what?
"While you are eating, the staff comes through urging you to 'hurry up and eat, hurry up now and eat your food!'" he reported.
"Every time I've taken a meal from this group, they come through and rush you up before you go to the church service," he explained.
"Well, one time when they came by rushing us, I shouted back, 'Well, you sure don't rush up the sermons in church!" he told me.
"They rush the meal and then have us in preaching for two hours!"
I had to laugh.
It is said that Jesus preached "good news" to the poor.
I'm wondering what really "good news" might sound and look like for folks on the streets today?
Is it a sermon filled with religious doctrine to be believed?
Or, might it be a leisurely meal accompanied by encouraging table talk, unrushed among friends?