The Church is no longer invited to the Party
Luke 14:1, 7-14
But when you are invited, go and sit down at the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he may say to you, `Friend, move up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at the table with you. For all who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” (Read the Whole Passage)
For most of the summer, we have been hearing the stories of Jesus ministry, dropping in on scenes from his travels, hearing parables and other teachings. Stories like Mary and Martha, the Lord’s Prayer and the Good Samaritan. Last week we heard about the women was bent over or stopped for 18 years. All Jesus had to was reach out to touch her and she stood up straight, she was liberated from her condition by Jesus’ compassion.
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