Jesus helped others grasp the Kingdom of Heaven by likening it to a warm meal with a generous host at a table with endless seating. Jesus is the bread, lamb and wine of the feast, and he’s also the master of ceremonies. He’s both the provider and the provision, he gives us himself.
Now all of us who have entered and enjoyed this feast become like Jesus. He sends us out as servants like himself, urging us to “compel people to come in, that my house may be filled”.
An invitation to meet Jesus is at the heart of outreach, and this is what Church is like at its best: an invitation to a free feast, accessible and welcoming.
“Christianity is one beggar telling another beggar where he found bread.”
“Come and see”, we say. All are invited to the banquet, many are loved, and some are chosen to receive and enjoy Jesus. This is a process that we’d do well to recognise and do our best to help: when people feel they belong to us some will believe, finding saving faith, and over time become changed disciples, partly supernaturally, partly through conscious choices.
Briefly describe how you found Jesus.
As we invite people to come and see Jesus what practical things can we do to “prepare the banquet”?
What spiritual things can we do to “prepare the banquet”?
In the process of helping people belong, believe and become, where do we most often flub it? What can you do to change this?
Who do you know who’s on the way to Jesus? Pray for them now, then invite them to something.
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