October 11, 2020
Jesus is inviting us to the Wedding Feast of the Lord when we unite ourselves with Him in Holy Communion. Respond by clothing yourself in trust, faith and righteous deeds and stand among those who are blessed to be called to the banquet of the Lord.
- The invitation to the Feast of our Lord requires a personal independent response to the invitation.
- John of the Cross’s difficult approach to the Lord was given to him as a foretaste of the union of the soul with God.
- It is difficult to accept God’s call due to our belief of unworthiness and lack of trust in His call.
- The wedding garment of fine linen, bright and pure, is the “righteous deeds of the faithful’ and is a sign of our participation by our readiness and cooperation.
- Do not be lured by the devil’s traps. Be aware of all the evil and attachments that distract us.
- We can ask the Holy Spirit to guide us in our acceptance of the invitation from our Lord.
In today’s Gospel, we see people being invited to the wedding feast of the king and their varying responses. Jesus is comparing that to our invitation to His kingdom in Heaven. We should respond as those in the reading today. Our life is essentially an invitation to the King’s wedding feast and union with God.
Our great decision is how we will respond to the invitation. It is a call for very ordinary people. You may think you are too sinful to be called but making an act of trust is one of the main conditions.