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Luke 14:12-14

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 12 Then Jesus also said to the man who had invited him, "When you make a dinner or a supper, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and so you are repaid.

 13 But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind.1 [Love is giving with no expectation of return. Jesus is telling us to forego inviting friends and relatives to our suppers and feasts, and instead to invite those who cannot return the favor: the poor, lame, maimed and blind; then we are showing love. Any favor we expect to receive in the next life is credited to faith. George Fox wrote that this is a cross to people, but must be obeyed.]

 14 Then you shall be blessed, for they cannot repay you, and you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous."

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1 Love is giving with no expectation of return. Jesus is telling us to forego inviting friends and relatives to our suppers and feasts, and instead to invite those who cannot return the favor: the poor, lame, maimed and blind; then we are showing love. Any favor we expect to receive in the next life is credited to faith. George Fox wrote that this is a cross to people, but must be obeyed.

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