Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Church Potluck

Most everything you need to know in order to survive in these Great Recessionary Times you can learn at a church potluck. I have attended them for years. Here is what you find out. Some people bring a lot to eat, more than they can eat, some people bring a little and some don't bring anything. Everyone is welcome to sit down and eat. There is always enough and no one cares what anyone else brings. There are always some who come early to set up and always some who stay late to take down (often they are the same "some"). No one complains and the work always gets done and people enjoy doing it. No one is counting who helps and who does not. It doesn't matter. Some people bring their best food dishes, some people bring something they threw together at the last minute and some bring a loaf of Safeway bread. No one cares and everyone enjoys the food and the fellowship. There is always enough because everyone shares what they have. You can take the lessons from this and live a long and good life. If we believed God has provided enough for all of us and and if we were content with what we have and if we shared what we have without worrying about who gave what and who got what and whether or not someone had a better deal than we did, the world would be a better place. Oh yeah, I think Jesus thought of this first. See the sermon on the mount.