Dear Folks -
This week's "life talk" is titled "Table Scraps Theology" and is based on what I think is one of the most powerful of all the stories in the Jesus story. It is one that is not frequently dealt with because, among other things, it presents us with several significant challenges: challenges about how we think about ourselves, others and - especially - Jesus. It is a story in which, because of an encounter Jesus has with an absolute "outsider," he changes his mind. The goal of the talk is to get us to be open to making changes of mind, heart and behavior ourselves.
The full text I used to speak from is below.