One of the things that people liked about Jesus was that he enjoyed sharing a meal. He sat down and talked and ate and drank with all those who didn’t make the cut at other tables. When they were with him, they felt they belonged. No one was superior to another. They were equals. They were brothers and sisters.
He asked them to love each other. He seemed to feel they were up to it.
The best Brits - those who dedicated themselves to creating and defending freedom and justice - Alfred the Great, Anselm, Stephen Langton, John Lambert, John and Elizabeth Lilburne, William Penn, Granville Sharp, Olaudah Equiano, William Wilberforce, Thomas Clarkson, Edith Cavell - knew Jesus Christ as Lord and friend.