Have you ever been invited to a dinner party? Most likely the answer is yes, but I would be willing to bet it was nothing like the dinner party Jesus was invited to in Luke 14:1-6. Jesus was invited to the house of a prominent leader of the Pharisees for a meal. This meal however was anything but a hospitable environment. Jesus went to a meal, but a courtroom scene broke out. Jesus faced this situation with all grace and truth. Through His words and actions, Jesus revealed that God is not a cold and demanding taskmaster, but rather a God of mercy and compassion. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like the kind of God I want and need in my life. Listen to Luke 14:1-6 and find mercy and grace in your time of need.