“The Turquoise Table” (Kristen Schell; Thomas Nelson 2017) is a new book about an old concept that challenges us to gather around the table…with our neighbours…in our front yard! Pretty simple concept, but perhaps a lost art. In fact, we may have almost lost our imagination as to how this can be reclaimed. Many families have gathered around the Thanksgiving table this weekend. The joy of this picture had once took place everyday…..and sometimes multiple times on one day! Today, it is a dream for some to be around the table for any given length of time with some of our family. Imagine the family gathering on a regular basis around the table as they did on Thanksgiving Day throughout the year. Now imagine your neighbours gathering around the table throughout the year. These simple acts are transformative for the lives of family members as they are for neighbours and their neighbourhoods!
Whether your table is one colour or another, may we grow in the direction of eating together around the table. Remember and believe!