But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many. And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”
by: Katie Brown.
God invites all people into His heavenly kingdom, but some may become distracted by worldly property, wealth, or relationships and refuse to answer God’s invitation to follow Him. There is room at His table for anyone, regardless of wealth, physical abilities, health, or family connections. God welcomes all who will say “yes” to His invitation. Will we answer His call and dine with the Heavenly Father or are we too consumed with the demands of our daily lives? Are there those around us who also need to hear about this invitation?'