The scandal of Christianity is that God gets His hands dirty with creation. He jumps right into the midst of us and places Himself in an utterly dependent relationship with us. (Whose more dependent that a baby?)
That’s the model we’ve been given for Christian community. We’re to jump in as God did. It’s messy. It’s difficult. It looks nothing like the images we tend to have in our minds. We must simply jump. That’s the banquet, the great dance. (Of course there’s dancing at the wedding banquet of the Lamb.) Even this side of heaven, the banquet is the greatest party evah!