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Luke 14:16-18a Then Jesus said to him, “Someone gave a great dinner and invited many. At the time for the dinner he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for everything is ready now.’ But they all alike began to make excuses.”
In our own lives of faith, Jesus invites us to walk while holding his hand, secure in his love. We can reject him and continue scurrying along by ourselves, tempted by demons along the way. Or we can accept this holy invitation, put our hand in his, and move forward. Already you have taken the first step with reading through the Gospel of Luke. Continue on, good and faithful servant.
Come to the feast, says Jesus. Answer my invitation. Answer it now. Come to my side, to that place where broken hearts are mended and your soul will live forever. The blossoms won’t wait. Come!
MOVING FORWARD: Accept or extend an invitation to enjoy something beautiful today
Good Book Club Reading: Luke 14:1-24
Today the Church remembers Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, c. 394.