Dr. Gombis has a conversation started on the Open Table at Communion. In my local Methodist Church, the call is given to anyone to attend, much with the theology as expressed by Dr. Gombis when he writes,
After all, who was at Jesus’ table? Judas, who betrayed him; Peter, who denied him; Thomas, who doubted him. Jesus calls us to share in the meal—those who betray, those who deny, those who doubt—to celebrate the unity of God’s people and to enjoy the embrace of the God who loves to fellowship with failures.
I have come more than ever to appreciate the open communion tradition. Anyway, there is a good conversation started – take a look.