Rachel Held Evans speaks the Table’s language in an excerpt from a new book, Letters to a Future Church:
According to the statistics, we are a people of relative prosperity and relative generosity. We control most of the world’s wealth and we give much of it away. Though we struggle with materialism, we value charity. While we want to make the world more just, we don’t always know how to start.
But are we people of the kingdom?
That is the question at the heart of this crisis, and as we struggle together to answer it, I am convinced that we don’t need bigger buildings or fancier sound equipment, better pastors or more parishioners, newer ministries or deeper pockets.
What we need are bigger banquet tables.
Let it be, Lord. Let it be.