Priority Seating

First United Methodist Church, Shelbyville, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2022

Shwangtianyuan, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Luke 14:1, 7–14 (CEB)

One Sabbath, when Jesus went to share a meal in the home of one of the leaders of the Pharisees, they were watching him closely.

When Jesus noticed how the guests sought out the best seats at the table, he told them a parable…



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John I. Carney

John I. Carney


Author of “Dislike: Faith and Dialogue in the Age of Social Media,” available at