ACCEPTING THE CALL of Christ does not mean simply that we have been invited to the banquet. It means we accept the task of inviting others as well. We take up the role of the servant, of extending God’s invitation to others to join in the great banquet. As Saint Teresa of Ávila said, “Jesus has no hands or feet on earth now but yours.” It is our task to play the role of the servant.
—Christopher Maricle, The Jesus Priorities: 8 Essential Habits (Upper Room Books, 2007)
How can you serve others and invite them to join in God’s great banquet? Join the conversation.
Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.
—Matthew 22:9 (NRSV)
Prayer for the Week
Make me a channel of God’s love, to be suffused with the Holy Spirit and guided by the Holy Spirit in all things.
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