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Who are we inviting to Thanksgiving Dinner?

Posted by on Nov 19, 2010 in blog links, discipleship, missional, scripture | 2 comments

Who are we inviting to Thanksgiving Dinner?

Don’t you hate it when someone spoils your fun?

That happened to me when I read the post “When you give a banquet” by Alan at “DownshoreDrift.”

Actually, I guess it wasn’t Alan who spoiled my fun, it was Jesus. Alan just happened to post this passage of Scripture:

He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” (Luke 14:12-14 ESV)

How many of us are willing to follow Jesus’ instructions this Thanksgiving? Are you? Am I? I’ll keep you posted.


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  1. 11-21-2010

    I’ve taken your remiinder to heart and am on the prowl for someone to invite over this Thursday. Thank you!

  2. 11-22-2010


    Thanks for the comment. The reminder was a good one for me also, and I invited two people to share Thanksgiving Dinner with us because of it.