The church, I think, is God’s way of saying, ‘What I have in the pot is yours, and what I have is a group of misfits whom you need more than you know and who need you more than they know. Take, and eat,’ he says, ‘and take, and eat, until the day, and it is coming, that you knock on my door. I will open it, and you will see me face to face.’ He is preparing a table. He will welcome us in. Jesus will be there, smiling and holy, holding out a green bean casserole. I will not care about the fried onions. And at that moment, what we say, what we think, and what we believe will the same: ‘I didn’t know how badly I needed this.’ from “The Church Potluck,” by Jeremy Clive Huggins at The Other Journal.