ACCEPT THE INVITE Jesus was at a table eating and sharing teachings, when one of the guests said to Jesus “The greatest blessing of all is to be at the banquet in God’s kingdom” [Lk 14:15 CE]. Jesus responded with a teaching story, saying “A MAN ONCE GAVE A GREAT BANQUET AND INVITED A LOT OF GUESTS” [Lk 14:16 CE]. Then proceeded to relate how the invited guests begin making excuses, why they could not come. When informed of the excuses, the man became angry and instructed his servants to go and bring many less fortunate to the feast. After this was done, there was still room and he gave instructions to get even more people until his house was full. Jesus concluded the story “NOT ONE OF THE GUESTS I FIRST INVITED WILL GET EVEN A BITE OF MY FOOD” [Lk 14:24 CE]. Many people are invited, called, drawn, etc. to God’s kingdom. Unfortunately for them, some make excuses why they cannot accept the invite. Do you accept the invite? Home, BasicSubjects, Scriptures