Isaiah 25: 6-10

On the mountain of Zion, God celebrates the end of death in a banquet with all peoples, whose sorrow and suffering are removed for ever.

Philippians 4: 12-14, 19-20

The apostle Paul is in prison, yet even there rejoices in God and in his companions for the strength and equanimity to accept whatever befalls him.

Matthew 22: 1-14

God’s kingdom is described as being like a great feast to which everyone, both bad and good, is invited, but not everyone accepts the invitation.