Thanksgiving Feast, No RSVP but Proper Attire Required!
Jesus told several other stories to show what the Kingdom of Heaven is like.
“For instance,” he said, “it can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding dinner for his son. Many guests were invited, and when the banquet was ready, he sent messengers to notify everyone that it was time to come. But all refused! So he sent other servants to tell them, ‘Everything is ready and the roast is in the oven. Hurry!’
“But the guests he had invited merely laughed and went on about their business, one to his farm, another to his store; others beat up his messengers and treated them shamefully, even killing some of them.
“Then the angry king sent out his army and destroyed the murderers and burned their city. And he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, and the guests I invited aren’t worthy of the honor. Now go out to the street corners and invite everyone you see.’
“So the servants did, and brought in all they could find, good and bad alike; and the banquet hall was filled with guests. But when the king came in to meet the guests, he noticed a man who wasn’t wearing the wedding robe provided for him.
“‘Friend,’ he asked, ‘how does it happen that you are here without a wedding robe?’ And the man had no reply.
“Then the king said to his aides, ‘Bind him hand and foot and throw him out into the outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ For many are called, but few are chosen” (Matthew 22:1-14 Living Bible).