28 August 2022 – Sunday 22C (54C)

(Luke 14:1,7-14)*
Watching the watchers,
Jesus noted their self-serving
choices of seating.

Jesus spoke against
inviting those to dinner
who then invite you.

Rather than compete
for best seat or best dinner
feed the unwelcomed.

Jesus challenges
who we include and why,
and how we treat them.
    Jeff Shrowder, 2022
* The omitted verses contain another story (see last week’s Gospel reading) about Jesus confronting the religious about healing on the Sabbath – and then healing someone.
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