(Mt. 22:1-14, Lk. 14:7-24)
Jesus instructs those invited to feasts not to pick the places of honor, but to show humility. He also commands not to invite relatives and the rich to lunch or dinner, but to invite the poor and strangers.
The second part of this episode presents the Parable of the Wedding Feast. Those who had beforehand agreed to take part in the celebration refused to do so on the wedding day.
We are also invited by the Lord to sit at the table in the Kingdom of Heaven. How do we react to and prepare for this invitation?