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CHAPLAIN'S CORNER: Come and dine!

Joe Lusk

Joe Lusk

Several weeks ago our friend called to invite us to a birthday party with these words: “Come ready to eat!” An invitation to satisfy our hunger with delicious food always gets our attention. As our social gatherings have changed, I have thought about his words and reflected on that old hymn written by Charles Widmeyer: “'Come and dine', the Master calleth, 'Come and dine,’ You may feast at Jesus' table all the time.” These words come from the account of Jesus preparing breakfast on the beach for his disciples. The invitation extends to all! “Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine” (John 21:12a).