Violence and the table

Thought I had before I post over at our blog:

Some people ask if we are worthy to come to the table. I wonder if we are safe. Is the tables in the homes of our congregants, family members, friends safe tables? Can people have discussions at the table without verbal abuse? Is the person across from them at the table hitting them behind closed doors away from the table? Some women (or even some men) are told over and over that they are unworthy, and then they adopt this as their self-view. So as they come to the table, they feel that they are the inferior person at the table. Their vision of the Imago Dei (image of God) within themselves has vanished.

~ by mictori on January 6, 2010.

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