Monday, April 19, 2010

Inviting Guests

Remember the parable of the Wedding Banquet in Matthew 22?

Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.' 10So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests. Verse 9
Last weekend, our United Methodist Men sponsored and prepared a free breakfast at our church for the homeless veterans in our town. They cooked and worked, but no one came. Who knows why, but for this story, the why is not that important.

Looking at the food, and the lack of guests, one of the men got in his truck and drove around town, inviting those he saw on the street to come to breakfast. Thirteen men took him up on the offer, and came to church to eat. They probably were homeless (although not veterans), and they sat with our UMM, enjoying abundant food and conversation.

I am so inspired by the men of our church. I am blessed to know them, and Christ shines through their actions.



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