When we have guests and can sit together, speak, pray, sing and eat, be happy and lucky, we often think about those who cannot have what we have, mostly do not have possibilities to invite friends, or eeven do not have any friend.
God tells us to invite not only persons from that we are invited otherwise to their house, but “invite beggars, disabled , deaf and blind persons” .. We can read it at Luke 14, 1.7-14 :
8 When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
9 and he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
12 Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee.
13 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind:
14 and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
Do You remember which place You wanted to take when invited by someone? Did You take the best place? … that one where You are able to hear and see everything and get the first opportunity to be served? Or are You humble enaugh to take the last place, not for showing that You are humble, but because You really want to give others the best places? When we are humble and look inside in our heart and have faith and believe in our Lord, we are blessed by Him. By God we all are loved the same way, whether we are disabled, rich, poor, illiterate persons, university graduates or humble maids. Jesus offers us a very strikt prescription when he speakes about the invitation of poor people. It is not that we should not invite persons we know and love, but he wants us not to do only this, but also think of those without prospects. And when we are not able to make a feast for them, than we should help institutions that help the poor with our donations.
MUCH MORE HAPPINESS COMES FROM GIVING THAN FROM RECEIVING !!!