Divine Hospitality

Feasting with God in Luke's Gospel
A lot of relationships today—with God and each other—are more like fast food than a feast. Films like Babette’s Feast or Big Night reflect the longing for deeper connections over a wonderful meal together. Luke’s Gospel is in part organized around major feasts, with Jesus as the host, drawing on the Old Testament promise of eating and drinking with God in the land of Canaan. We learn a lot about Jesus Christ and his kingdom at these dinners. And consequently, we learn a lot about the message and mission of the church until the host returns for the feast that never ends.