As we end this series, we come back to the reason Jesus told this parable in the first place. The religious leaders couldn’t imagine being in community with “tax collectors and sinners.” They were angry at Jesus for welcoming people whom they saw as morally repugnant and a danger to society. The idea of a shared world with them brought them no joy, so Jesus told them this parable to say, in effect, “It should, because it brings God great joy.” How can we find, not just a willingness to be in community with people we would consider enemies, but real joy in that prospect? Jesus shows us by giving us a picture of God’s vision for the world: a feast. What does that mean? Join us for the conclusion of this series.