"We also see again that God's grace is the foundation for Christian community. In Luke 14:12 Jesus talks about giving a 'dinner or a banquet.' In verse 16 the man who prepares a banquest represents God, who invites us to a great banquet. Our parties are to be a reflection--albeit a pale reflection--of God's great banquet." -Tim ChesterAs you perhaps approach the communion table today at your house of worship, or share brunch with friends, or gather round the dining room table with family keep these thoughts and mind. Remember that your communing and feasting can always share a greater purpose.
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. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” -Luke 14:12-14