At the biggest banquet table of all–where God’s redeeming love is served–there is room for everyone, side by side, hand in hand.
If we truly accept God’s valuing of each individual, then racism, sexism, all types of chauvinism are simply inconceivable. Embracing God’s love for each of us and for all of life, we recognize no “us” or “them.” We see that we are all alike, precisely in that each one of us is unique. For now and all time, here and everywhere, each soul is one of a kind.
This is excerpted from a reflection, “The Biggest Banquet of All, written by Beverly DeBord Self, that appeared in At the Table: A Collection of Creative Works, published by Women of the ELCA upon the 10th anniversary of the organization (1998).