“Then Jesus said to him.
A great dinner banquet.
ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Ἄνθρωπός τις ἐποίει δεῖπνον μέγα, καὶ ἐκάλεσεν πολλούς,
Luke indicated that Jesus told a parable. He said to this man (ὁ δὲ εἶπεν αὐτῷ Ἄνθρωπός) that someone gave a great dinner banquet (τις ἐποίει δεῖπνον μέγα). He invited many people (καὶ ἐκάλεσεν πολλούς). This is somewhat similar to Matthew, chapter 22:2, where instead of “someone” it was “a king” who was giving a great wedding dinner for his son. There may be a common Q source for this story or parable. Matthew had Jesus compare the kingdom of heaven (Ὡμοιώθη ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν) to this male king (ἀνθρώπῳ βασιλεῖ) who had prepared a great wedding banquet for his son (ὅστις ἐποίησεν γάμους τῷ υἱῷ αὐτοῦ). This was an obvious allusion to the king, God the Father, giving a wedding banquet feast for his son, Jesus. Here in Luke, it was only a great feast. Both stories have many people being invited to this great feast. Have you ever been invited to a great dinner banquet?