While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."
- Luke 24: 36
Our lives are meant to be lived with moments of vulnerability. It is times when we reveal our hearts to God that makes us one with God and one another.
The beauty of community in Christ is that it is meant to be open to the vulnerable touch of the Savior. Through gathering at the table, we come as broken beings, where we meet a broken God, who greets us in bread and cup.
Years ago I attended a gathering of clergy from many faith traditions. While each of us believed many things about our faiths to be true, and that each had their own understanding of those traditions, we became one community when we broke bread and drank the cup in remembrance of Christ.
Passing to one another the emblems, we understood the importance of creating community and the serving of one another.
The invitation to that vulnerability is precisely what a world filled with violence, division, and uncertainty must experience in order to move us closer to being the Kingdom of God.
May we all experience the presence of God, in an uncommon, vulnerable way, that moves us closure to one another.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.