Studies show that when you invite people to a wedding, about 80% of those who receive an invitation will actually attend. Usually people send regrets because they are too far away, or have a prior commitment, and it’s a bummer, but the bride and groom understand. In today’s Gospel, the King invites a lot of people to his wedding party, but his reaction to those who do not attend is pretty extreme. Let’s try to figure out what Jesus is trying to teach by using this parable of the wedding banquet.

Scripture: Phil 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14

Song: "Wonderful King" written by david crowder* band