Servant Church

THE EYES OF CHRIST

Where is the servant church

amidst the bluster

and boast?

Look to the tables:

look to the dining tables

where stranger and misfit

find both food and welcome.

Look to the altar tables

where humility and justice

roll down.

Look to the bread:

broken

shared

at the altar

broken

shared

in the home

broken

shared

in the lunch break

broken

shared

in the open heart.

Look to the eyes:

eyes that rejoice

eyes that weep

eyes that celebrate

eyes that see

the Christ clothed in humanity.

Where is the servant church?

Look to the eyes that see,

across the table,

through the broken bread,

the eyes of Christ

in each

returning

gaze.

– From Meditations for Worship by Susan Palo Cherwien

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