What are your typical reasons for canceling plans or turning down an invitation?
Who in today’s Gospel story do you identify most with? The host? The first-round invitees?
The servant? The unseen-and-unmentioned cook? The onlookers as Jesus told this story at a
Who are some tablemates in your life that you can take a moment to sit down and share a
As your spiritual practice this week, set an extra place setting at your table as a prompt to pray
for a “special guest” each day. “Guests” might include people who are homeless, hungry, or
lonely, or they might include family members, teachers, government leaders, healthcare
workers, public safety workers, and so on.