We’ve all done it: said yes to a dinner invitation only to back out at the last minute because, well, we got a better offer. Or we decided a quiet night at home and early to bed sounded a lot more appealing. Of course, it’s a problem for the host, but we figure we’ll be forgiven—or maybe not even be missed.
Jesus does miss us when we reject his invitation, when we skip Mass, back out of a ministry promise we made or fail to live up to a tithing pledge. Of course, we’ll be forgiven and invited again; Jesus is the ultimate forgiving friend. But why miss out on any opportunity to join him at table?
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