The Royal Wedding Feast
Jesus told another parable about the kingdom of
"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who made a marriage feast for his son.
And he sent his servants to call in those invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.
"Again he sent out other servants, saying, Tell those who are invited, Behold, I have
prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatlings are killed, and everything is ready; come to
the marriage feast.'
"But they made light of it, and went off, one to his farm, and another
to his business; and the rest laid hold of his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed
"But when the king heard of it, he was angry; and he sent his armies, destroyed
those murderers, and burnt their city. Then he said to his servants, 'The marriage feast
indeed is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy; go therefore to the
crossroads, and invite to the marriage feast whomever you shall find.'
"And his servants went out into the roads, and gathered all whom
they found, both good and bad; and the marriage feast was filled with guests."