“Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you a drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you? And the King will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’ “
As you know, the Community Church has hosted more Community Meals than any church, other that Lutheran Church of the Atonement. Each time we host the Community Meal, the diversity of Barrington joins us for dinner – neighbors, moms with children and the elderly, those who live in homes and those who live without them. On these special evenings we come together and we do not dwell on things that separate. We do not seek to know who is a Christian and who is not. We do not ask about political leanings or theological beliefs. Instead, we see Christ in the eyes of the child coming up for thirds and in the slower gait of an older one with a cane. Christ is with us when we come together and break bread in His name. The Community Meal is an example of bringing up there (The Kingdom of God), down here (Earth).