“When the time for dinner came, he dispatched his servant to say to those invited, ‘Come, everything is now ready.’ But one by one, they all began to excuse themselves.” Luke 14:17-18
We’ve all done it: left an event early to beat the traffic, only to learn later we missed the best part. The finale at the fireworks show turned out to be twice as good as ever before. Our losing sports team made a last minute play that made sports history, securing a win at the bottom of the ninth. The band we went to see did an unprecedented encore, playing the song we waited all night to hear.
The next day, when we hear the news, we kick ourselves. We were there! Why did we leave? If only we hadn’t prioritized getting on the road, over what brought us there in the first place. Realizing our mistake, we’d gladly spend two hours in traffic for the chance to experience what we missed.