‘A Seat at What Table?’

Vice Moderator of Presbyterians For Earth Care, Sue Smith, challenges the church’s position when it comes to investment and climate change. In a recent reflection called “A Seat at What Table?” she writes:

Today, too, Jesus’ table is open to all people. But there were different tables in the temple, tables where commerce was conducted instead of prayer. Those tables Jesus overturned. Jesus was not interested in sitting at tables of the powerful where the worship of God was subsumed by profit.

This reflection is particularly important for those of us engaged in watershed discipleship — showing the wide reach of corporate greed and the more subtle struggles of complicity within our own communities.