It’s picnic season. What are your fondest family picnic memories? For some, the memories are hidden – best forgotten.
With the help of the 12th Step, Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs we can create reflections that will fill our hearts with gratitude today, tomorrow, and all the tomorrows to come.
Jesus followed up. “Yes. For there was once a man who threw a great dinner party and invited many. When it was time for dinner, he sent out his servant to the invited guests, saying, ‘Come on in; the food’s on the table.’
“Then they all began to beg off, one after another making excuses. The first said, ‘I bought a piece of property and need to look it over. Send my regrets.’
“Another said, ‘I just bought five teams of oxen, and I really need to check them out. Send my regrets.’
“And yet another said, ‘I just got married and need to get home to my wife.’
“The servant went back and told the master what had happened. He was outraged and told the servant, ‘Quickly, get out into the city streets and alleys. Collect all who look like they need a square meal, all the misfits and homeless and wretched you can lay your hands on, and bring them here.’ (Luke 14:16-21 MSG).