Manson's Memo 3/8
It is said that when movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn was filming The Last Supper, the following conversation took place:
Goldwyn: Why only twelve?
Employee: That’s the original number.
Goldwyn: Well, go out and get thousands.
But I really like Goldwyn’s comment, even if it belies the fact that he doesn’t know the story. (He was Jewish, after all.) Even though it may seem like a ridiculous comment, it really represents what the church is all about.
Maybe that night in the upper room that we remember each week when we gather around the table only had 12 people there besides Jesus, but that isn’t the way it is suppose to stay. We gather by the tens and hundreds and thousands and millions around that table each week. And there is always room for others to share with us.
We should listen to what Sam Goldwyn said. We should go out and get thousands.