12He said also to the one who had invited him, “When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, in case they may invite you in return, and you would be repaid. 13But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. 14And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” (Luke 14:12-14, NRSV)
Right now I think most of us would just open our door and let the world come in to be around us! We are all going stir crazy here, but who would you invite to a party?
Do we invite people who can invite us back? Do we do things for people who can do things for us in return or do we graciously give to everyone because God has graciously given to us?
Blessed are you who give to others as God has given to you.