In our tradition, we believe that God is constantly at work around us, inviting us to join in. Sometimes that invitation comes as a party with friends, sometimes it is to have lunch with an elementary school student who could use a positive adult role model, sometimes it is to travel overseas to serve the poor. Regardless, when we accept that invitation, the kingdom of heaven bursts out before us. But one thing is true about the invitation…while everyone is invited, no one is forced to come. And few are chosen.