As we chopped, stirred and mixed, we talked and laughed in the same language even though we were from different religions and from far flung corners of the globe - From as far as Peru in the South to Honduras, Caribbean islands, USA , as far North as Canada and as far East as Turkey and Uzbekistan - a global melting pot so to speak. We drank chai together after our meal and as the conversation swirled around me, my mind drifted to a quote by Greg Mortensen, author of the book, Three Cups of Tea - "First cup of tea, you're a stranger, Second cup, a friend, by the third you're family. And as I write this I'm reminded of Easter and our Lord's Last Supper " While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” 27 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
I am looking forward to dining with my Savior, my Lord and friend at that sumptuous meal in His kingdom where we will all partake as one big family of God.
I can hardly imagine how much fun it will be....