Tuesday 7th of November

“Not one of those who were invited shall have a taste of my banquet’

Luke 14: 15-24

We might sometimes feel superior to other people because God has chosen to give us the gift of faith. But we can interpret the story that Jesus tells us as meaning that we are the least of society – the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame. God has compelled us to come in from the margins of His kingdom, the roads and the lanes, to His feast. We can’t claim any credit for being chosen. The worthy people who were invited into God’s kingdom were too attached to their status, their possessions or to people to put God first.

We can reflect on what it will be like to join in the banquet in Heaven. We will be seated with our loved ones who are with us now and who have gone before us. We will eat with the saints and be one with Jesus, the Holy Spirit and God for eternity. Father God, thank you for the privilege of being chosen to be Your child and to be invited into Your home. Please give us the spirit of gratitude and humility to be able to appreciate the gift of our faith.

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