The Word Among Us

August 2007 Issue

Dinner and Mercy

She wasn't even welcome, but her presence changed an intimate dinner party.

We invite people over to dinner for a variety of reasons—maybe for a night with our neighbors or friends, or for a special celebration like a birthday party or wedding reception. Sometimes people seek to do business during social events like these, or perhaps they are trying to get to know each other better.

When a Pharisee named Simon invited Jesus over for dinner, his invitation probably fit into this last category. It seems he wanted to find...

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