Then Jesus said to his host, “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 repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”
As I lthought about these verses, I realized that this is what Jesus did. He invited all of us – crippled, lame, blind, and poor – those who could never repay Him, those who could never hope to reach Him on our own. “Come”, He said, “Welcome to the banquet, welcome to the kingdom, welcome to abundant life.
Our thoughts, our prayers, our lives should be flooded and running over with gratefulness.