“That’s the gospel, friends, and that’s what church should be. We’re late to the party, full of shame, and the room gives us a standing ovation, feeds us awesome pork tenderloin, gives us a prize…

Could you believe Jesus is calling you to come down out of your tree and have dinner? Could you believe you are a child of Abraham, a child of God, blessed just as you are? Could you come late to the dinner, let us all give you a standing ovation, shed your shame and let us hand you a prize? Could we be that for each other? Could we be that for all the people in all the trees of Bridgton Maine, all the people coming late to the dinner parties of the world?”