I love how life slows down during the summer, at least for part of the summer. Part of the fun is that I get to do things I rarely get to do the rest of the year.
This morning, I went to the Campus for Human Development, put on an apron, and helped to serve lunch to over 200 men and women. "Soup kitchen" only describes the concept. The reality is so much more: we served salmon patties from the grill, corn, fruit salad, field greens, bread, dessert and iced tea. And the best part: we served restaurant style. No line. Of course, a cafeteria line is much more efficient. The difference between "feeding people" and "serving lunch" was palpable. Efficiency can be measured in meals per minute or cents per plate. But there's no quick formula for allowing clients to be guests. That will always be called a table.
Luke 14:12 (yes, the organization is named after a Bible passage) depends almost entirely on volunteers to prepare and serve lunch twice a week at the Campus of Human Development.
If you're free between 11:30 and 12:45 on Tuesdays and Fridays, think about it. It's the perfect lunchbreak ministry.
You can be part of extending the hospitality of Christ's table. No line. Just a table and the invitation to come in.