Image of the Great Banquet
The Gospel of Luke presents the parable of the Great Banquet. Jesus tells of a master who prepared a great banquet and invited many guests saying 'Come, for everything is now ready.' After so many excuses for not attending by his invited guests, the master became angry and ordered his servants, 'Go quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.'
After this had been done and still room remained, the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads and the country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full.' Then, as additional invitations were given, the banquet was presented to his guests. The result of the master's invitation was to feast at a banquet given by God. (Luke 14:15-24)