The lowest place

Dearly Beloved,
Grace and Peace to you.
         
         “When you are invited to a wedding banquet,
         do not sit down at the place of honor…
         but go and sit down at the lowest place.”

                  —Luke 14. 8, 10
         

   
Lord,

I come to your table washed
of deserving, of measure,
of worth, but lovingly invited.

I take the lowest place
so that this day may be
pure gift, pure gift.

I take the lowest place because
I am here not to surpass my neighbors
but to love them.

I take the lowest place because
I wish to sit close to you,
where you always sit.

I take the lowest place
because I love to watch my bridegroom
search the room and come for me.

__________________
Steve Garnaas-Holmes
Unfolding Light
www.unfoldinglight.net

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