his willingness to share his table with just about anybody.
At a time when sharing the salt was only done with one's friends and family, Jesus was eager to be a 'diner at the common table' with just about anyone.
Including - or should I say particularly - those viewed with disdain by the general society.
Like it or not, we must all get along, share and share alike, if we are to survive Jesus told his followers.
MODERNITY Science, a sort of Stephen Harper clone with a PhD in Biology, turns a stone cold eye to the very idea that commensality actually exists for very long out in the natural world.
But this is to take a normative view of something in which we actually have no choice.
All Life on Planet Earth, willy nilly, is a 'diner at a common table' .
Equally some Life - the human sort - could take all the food on the table and leave the rest of Life to starve to death.
But since humans don't actually produce food but are only parasites on those beings that do, we will soon quickly starve to death ourselves.
MODERNITY hates the thought of being dependent on non-humans but the facts are that we must.
If MODERNITY can't adjust to that fact, then it must go.....