Daryl Davis

Jesus Invites You to the Table

“When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ ” – Matthew 9:11 Have you thought about having an eating ministry the way Jesus did? Jesus dined with people from all walks of life; from the elite to the worst of sinners. Is there someone you feel reluctant about but are supposed to love? Invite them over for some good food, especially if you’re a good cook. God doesn’t make good cooks for no reason, He makes them for reconciliation. If you’re not a great cook, ask for help! One of my favorite stories is from Daryl Davis, a committed Christian and black man. Back in the 1960s in Massachusetts when he was ten years old, he was the only black kid in his Boy Scout troop. At this tender age, he’d never experienced racism. As a Boy Scout, he

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Radical Respect

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” – Romans 12:10 Daryl Davis is a person I’d like to tell you about. Daryl endured many injustices as a child growing up in the south, including being the only black boy in a white Boy Scout troop and being thrown items (mainly horrible insults). Daryl went on to be a pianist and a member of a rhythm and blues band when he grew older. However, a friend asked him to fill in for him in his country band one day, so he went to a completely other location and sang a bunch of country tunes. After the show, a man came him and complemented him, saying he’d never seen a black man play like Jerry Lee Lewis. “Well, where do you think he learned to play?” Daryl joked back. Following that, the two began up a long

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