“Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find there, invite to the wedding feast” (Matthew 22:9).

The opening imperative of this verse will become the same two words forming the initial directive of the Great Commission (See 28:19). In this task of going, engaging, and inviting, there is to be no evaluating, measuring, assuming, or judging. While religion enjoys a homogeneous existence, where everyone looks and acts the same, the life of faith lived out in the body of Christ draws from every expression of life—the broken, the flawed, the problematic, the outcasts. It was into a world filled with discriminatory religion that the gospel came forth, opening the door of God’s grace to anyone and everyone.

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