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The Invitation to God's Banquet

Luke 14:15-24
God invites not only a privileged few or those whom the world considers important, but everyone.  We should not take this invitation for granted but try to understand what a wonderful call it is.
The imagery of a banquet shows how God wants to lavish good things on us.  As we come to see this, we can see how foolish it is for us to be immersed in other things and telling ourselves that we do not have time for God.
If we were invited to a party we would be very quick to accept, yet we are often unenthusiastic about the heavenly banquet that God is offering us.
Lord, we ask your forgiveness for the we that we make excuses for not giving you time and for putting other things first.  Help us to understand the urgency of your call and the greatness of the banquet that you long to give us.  Grant us the grace to respond to you and to love you, so that we may one day enter your heavenly kingdom.
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