“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?”

Behold! I stand at the door and knock. If you open up to me, I will come in and party with you… -Jesus

A Grace-Filled Life

The sainted Rev. Earl Feddersen has written our devotion:

Genesis 18:1-14
Colossians 1:21-28
Luke 10:38-42

William Willimon tells about a Methodist pastor in Florida whose congregation got involved in ministry to the homeless. They had seen men on park benches, sleeping in doorways, and wandering the streets, and they wondered if there was a way they could help.

The pastor told the congregation: “We’ve got this big fellowship hall downstairs, why don’t we simply invite these homeless men to come spend the night here?” The others thought, “Why not?” and decided to make it happen.

The pastor told Willimon, “Now you take 55 homeless men off the streets and put them into a Methodist fellowship hall, and you’ve got problems! First of all, we found out that there’s a reason why nobody wants them — crazy, sick, offensive, malnourished, addicted. We had never actually met any homeless people. It was…

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