Wednesday, March 21, 2007

All are invited but few are chosen

Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

“Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’ So 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.

“But when the King came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. Friend, ‘he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ The man was speechless.

“The the King told the attendants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and ganshing of teeth.’

“For many are invited but few are chosen.”