Thursday, August 21, 2014

Which group are we in?

"Jesus said, 'The Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son...'"
Matthew 22:2
This Gospel about the wedding feast--the original guests would not come, the king ended up inviting all the people in the streets and they came. Then the curve ball--the one guy who is there and doesn't have a wedding garment and is thrown out into the street. Mystifying! Pray-As-You-Go this morning talked about the two sets of people.  The first group are people who feel they are too bad for God to love them. They feel so inferior they couldn't possibly be part of God's family.  They are to be reassured by this Gospel.  They are actually the ones sought after in the streets and welcomed to the banquet.  The others are represented by the guy without the wedding garment.  They are in and feel no gratitude or appreciation for the generosity that allowed them to be in.  They take their "in-ness" for granted.  Maybe they are judging and gossiping about the other guests.  Maybe they are smug and conceited.  Anyway, out they go! There is no room for those at the banquet who cannot be appreciative and grateful. So, which group are we in?  Food for thought on a rainy Thursday!  Love, heidi

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