Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lent '09 - Day 14: A different kind of dinner party

Jesus says in Luke 14:12-14:
When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.
Does anybody do this? I know I don't. Why don't we? Do we not know any poor, crippled, lame, and/or blind to invite? Are we worried about what may happen to our stuff? Are we worried about reputation? Are we trapped in a cycle of quid pro quo relationships?

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