Reflections: The basic message of the Parable of the Great Banquet is that God has opened the door of salvation to the Gentiles. The blessings of the kingdom are available to all who will come to Christ by faith. I also see this parable as a beautiful picture of the Church. We invite the poor, the crippled, the lame the blind etc. Our church culture should be a welcoming culture, a gathering culture, and an inclusive culture. Not cliquey, and inbred, but welcoming to all. And I see it as everyone’s job to invite people, not just the Pastors and leaders. Who you can invite to the banquet of the kingdom of God?
Prayers: Lord Jesus, lead me to the ones you want me to invite into your kingdom. Help me seek and save the lost just like you did Lord, in Jesus’ name, Amen.