We are called to reach out to those in need.
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“When you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind; blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
Here is another teaching of Jesus that Christians (including me) routinely ignore.
Most of us would have to admit that we instead only invite people to our parties that we like…people who will add to our reputation, prestige or position.
But Jesus said we should invite those who have nothing to give or to repay. Invite all those who have been purposely left out and are on the fringes.
Jesus said our motivation in sending out invitations should not be to gain anything.
Jesus kept hanging out with sinners and outcasts. He even knelt and washed the feet of those who could give him nothing in return.
The path to experiencing the true joy of the Gospel…is downward!
Paradoxically, when we give of ourselves to those in need…we gain indescribable riches.
This is how we can share the unconditional love of God.
This is how we can truly experience the kingdom of God in our midst.
This is our calling today.
It’s time to live it.
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Remember…God loves you!