Isaiah 66: 18-21

The Lord is coming to gather all peoples to himself so that all will be witnesses to his light and his love. 

Hebrews 12: 5-7, 11-13

The writer of the letter to the Hebrews reminds us that suffering is a part of life, but the lessons we learn from it can lead us to grow in compassion and love of others. 

Luke 13: 22-30

Those who assume they have some right to a place in the kingdom of God before others are in for a nasty shock.  The invitation goes out to all the nations and excludes no one; but there are those who may miss out because of their arrogance or complacency.