Jesus told a story
to illustrate the Kingdom of Heaven in which a king threw a great wedding banquet for his son and many invited guests did not show. So the king said to his servants,
The wedding feast is ready, and the guests I invited aren't worthy of the honor. Now go out to the street corners and invite everyone you see.
Last month, a bride and groom in Washington State cancelled their wedding on 12 days notice, too late to get refunds. In a move not unlike the parable, the bride and her parents held the reception and invited the homeless
. In an All Headline News report, the bride was quoted saying
With the notoriety of the runaway bride, I would like people to know that these things do happen, and there is another outlet. The money is spent. But oh my Gosh,we had so much fun!
Now that's a radically welcoming wedding banquet (see post below for radical welcome).