October 28, 2018: Filled
TEXT FOR SUNDAY, October 28, 2018:
“Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come… Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” – Revelation 19:7,9
“The Bible calls spiritual preparation warfare. Radically ordinary hospitality is indeed spiritual warfare…. Engaging in radically ordinary hospitality means we provide the time necessary to build strong relationships with people who think differently than we do, as well as build strong relationships from within the family of God. It means we know that only hypocrites and cowards let their words be stronger than their relationships.” –Rosaria Butterfield
Jesus was often at parties and dinners. In today’s passage he tells a parable at a dinner, about a dinner. It is too bad that we often view parties as simply gatherings that are optional.
All of history is moving toward a giant party. It would be an enormous disaster to miss it.
Don’t let busyness or self-righteousness or your own self-importance keep you from the party.