Dear Brothers & Sisters,
“...Invite everyone you can find...” The first reading and the Gospel today presents the kingdom of heaven as an invitation to a great banquet. They tell us that the kingdom of God is being offered to us. They tell us that our God has prepared a banquet that satisfies our inner hunger.
The Gospel tells us that God invites us to be His guests. So we are invited to be partakers of what He has prepared for us. What is necessary is that we accept His invitation and that we clothe ourselves in His love. Note that the ‘wedding garment’ is love. Note too, that the man was thrown out because he bluntly refused to respond to the king’s question. So it wasn’t because he did not have a wedding garment, but because of his refusal to respond and ask for one.
So, we are the ‘everyone’ who are invited to the kingdom. Let us pray that we may have the wedding garment of love and if not, ask for that love
Fr. Clement Paul Rev. Stephen Joseph
Parish Priest Parish Deacon