And he gave teaching in the form of a story to the guests who came to the feast, when he saw how they took the best seats; saying to them, When you get a request to come to a feast, do not take the best seat, for a more important man than you may be coming, And then the giver of the feast will come to you and say, Give your place to this man; and you, with shame, will have to take the lowest seat. But when you come, go and take the lowest seat, so that when the giver of the feast comes, he may say to you, Friend, come up higher; and then you will have honour in the eyes of all the others who are there. For every man who gives himself a high place will be put down, but he who takes a low place will be lifted up. And he said to the master of the house, When you give a feast, do not send for your friends and your brothers and your family or your neighbours who have wealth, for they may give a feast for you, and so you will get a reward. But when you give a feast, send for the poor and the blind and those who are broken in body: And you will have a blessing, because they will not be able to give you any payment, and you will get your reward when the upright come back from the dead. And, hearing these words, one of those who were at table with him said to him, Happy is the man who will be a guest in the kingdom of God. (Luke, 14:7-15)