A new Coffee with Jesus posted on Facebook is often a bright spot in the morning – usually communicating something very profound along with more than a little sharp wit. To folks who are used to a ‘tame’ Jesus – it can be a bit jarring.
Lent is a season connected to food in many ways – from “Fat Tuesday” where folks celebrate before entering a time of fasting, to the somber meal of Maundy Thursday recalling the Last Supper / New Passover Jesus shared with his disciples, to the feast of Easter, where family and friends and church members often gather in a variety of meals celebrating Jesus’ resurrection.
In the midst of all of this, I’d like to offer a quick but fascinating Bible Study. Luke, above and beyond the other three Gospels, tells us about Jesus the dinner guest.
What do these passages tell us about who Jesus hung out with?
What do they say about Jesus’ priorities – about ours?
What do you think would Jesus say to us, if we were bold enough to invite him over to our homes for dinner?