An Invitation from Christ… An Invitation from a Friend… Pass it On

    Today is Maundy Thursday when we reflect and remember the way that Christ chose to prepare his disciples for his death.  We also follow his command to “Do in Remembrance.”  My favorite part of the Communion liturgy is the invitation.  I find it freeing to be able to remind everyone that we aren’t the ones who do the inviting but instead are those that receive the invitation.  Celebrating the Lord’s Supper in the Presbyterian Tradition is wonderful because we don’t put up a fence.  We embody Christ call to welcome all. 

    I wonder how often we remember that as Christ Body in the world we are called to be those who pass along the invitation.  Statistics show, (yes I can’t stand that phrase either) that 80% of new people in churches received a personal invitation to attend.  This invitation is just like the one we get to the table.  It’s real, personal and open.  This Thursday of Holy week I wonder how many of us have passed along the invitation we have received? 

Is there someone you are being called to invite to worship this Easter?
 
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