"Each person acquires their own character, but their official roles are designated by chance. You should invite some people to your table because they are deserving, others because they may come to deserve it."
This meditation asks us to look at the character of our associates, not their material success in life. Some people can be rich or powerful or famous by chance and their character was not necessary or displayed.
It is better to associate and honor those with a good character, not those who are successful despite a dishonorable character.