Community Table

Fr. Henri J.M. Nouwen wrote, “Here is the mystery of our global responsibility: that we are in communion with Christ—and we are in communion with all people…The fact that the people of Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Russia, Afghanistan, and Ethiopia are our brothers and sisters is not obvious. People kill each other by the thousands and do not see themselves as brothers and sisters. If we want to be real peacemakers, national security cannot be our primary concern. Our primary concern should be survival of humanity, the survival of the planet, and the health of all people. Whether we are Russians, Iraqis, Ethiopians, or North Americans, we belong to the same human family that God loves. And we have to start taking some risks- not just individually, but risks of a more global quality, risks to let other people develop their own independence, risks to share our wealth with others and invite refugees to our country, risks to offer sanctuary- because we are people of God.” Please join us for a meal and an opportunity to serve at the Community Table every Tuesday from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in St. Mary’s Center. There is always a place for you at the Table. Deacon Tom