In the parable of the Great Banquet (Luke 14), invitations to the banquet had been sent to what might be called the normal people of the community. And we are told that they all found excuses not to attend because of other priorities and concerns. The response of the master of the banquet is interesting,
Then the owner of the house became angry and . . . ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets . . . and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the . . . crippled, the blind and the lame.