Never Too Early for Resurrection

 

“Here they are the most unlikely group of people imaginable together in one place, around one table. You can therefore understand why the “church” was so upset. The Pharisees were angry because they weren’t invited, they didn’t understand what had happened for someone like Matthew to be invited and they weren’t. And then there is a verse that could be easily overlooked, that explains everything. I mean, I didn’t even notice it on my first, second or third reading. I didn’t even pick up on it until NT Wright showed it to me in his commentary. But it’s there and it’s a reminder for me and for you or those who have been invited to become members of the kingdom of heaven…”