Summertime is full of weddings! Have you received an invitation? It’s typical for the parents of the bride to send out invitations to many people, with only a percentage of those invited showing up. Many are invited, fewer attend.
Jesus tells a parable about a king who sent out invitations to his son’s wedding. Everything was ready but nobody was coming. Invited guests had varying excuses on why they couldn’t attend. Some has work to do at their home farm, others at their business.
Our Father in Heaven has sent invitations to all the people in the world. Come to the wedding of my Son, Jesus. What is your reply? Are you too busy with work to come? Have you simply ignored the invitation? Worse yet, have you mistreated the messengers of the invitation? And if so, how do you think the King will respond?
Many are invited, fewer attend. Everyone has excuses.