Even though many of us are still in quarantine, the days just seem to zoom by.
Meetings are held on Zoom. Parties are held on Zoom. Work is done on Zoom. Even church is held on Zoom.
Zoom is a wonderful way to stay in contact with others in this time of social distancing and quarantine. I’m looking forward to eye to eye and hug to hug personal contact once again but in the meantime I’m very happy to be part of zoom days.
Two birthday parties beckon me this weekend…one for an eight-year-old great-granddaughter, and the other for a one-year-old great-grandson. Whatever you are up to, I hope it’s just busy enough to keep you happy and relaxing enough to give you rest. Happy
You are invited to a dinner party along with several other distinguished guests. The guest list includes the who’s who of scientists, theologians, poets, physicians, musicians, the likes of who are listed below. These are some of my favorite people.
Helen Keller (1880-1968) deaf, blind, activist, author, lecturer
Albert Einstein (1879-1955) theoretical physicist
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) founder of modern nursing
Frederick Banting (1891-1941) co-discoverer of insulin
Mother Theresa (1910-1997) saint and champion of the poorest of the poor
Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993) minister and author of The Power of Positive Thinking
Celine Dion (1968-present) Canadian singer/songwriter
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Baroque composer of Messiah
Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896) author of best selling novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin
John McCrae (1872-1918) Canadian author of the famous poem, In Flanders Fields
Mary Magdalene (dates unknown) Biblical figure who traveled with Jesus and his followers
The guest of honor is Jesus.
Will you be attending?
You are having a dinner party. You have invited friends, family, acquaintances; and you have invited Jesus as the guest of honor.
Well, upon hearing this, many of the guests begin making their regrets. A party of fifty-odd is now whittled down to a mere half dozen or so people. My question is this.
Do you say, “I’m sorry, Jesus, there are some people who don’t know you, or understand you, or where you are coming from, and I can’t afford to ruffle their feathers–would you mind taking a rain check?”
Or do you graciously accept the sudden declines, and enjoy the company of your Guest of Honor, along with those who are delighted to accept the invitation because He is the guest of honor?
I would enjoy the dinner party if Jesus was the only guest!
What would you do?