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The Forward Day by Day Meditation for November 10, 2020

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TUESDAY, November 10                           Leo of Rome

Revelation 19:9 And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.”

One of my favorite spiritual memoirs is The Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon. A priest and amateur chef, Capon wrote of his faith through an extended exploration of the alchemy that takes place in a kitchen, where foods are transformed into something magical with heat and care. Our lives are the same, he says, rough parts brought into a whole that transcends its constituent parts, all through Christ’s love and the heat of struggles and mistakes.

What better metaphor can there be for the Lord’s Table: the altar where the sacrifice becomes the sacrament—where all are welcomed, fed, blessed, and sent back out into the world, renewed. And presiding over this wedding feast is the Lamb himself, Jesus.

MOVING FORWARD: Find a way to share a special dinner with your family or friends this week.

PRAY for the Dioceses of Rumonge (Burundi), Diocese on the Coast, and Kwoi (both in Nigeria)

Ps 78:1-39 * 78:40-72 | Joel 1:15—2:2(3-11) | Revelation 19:1-10 | Luke 14:25-35



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