Sunday 11 October 2020

About Today Readings

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Isaiah 25:6-10. I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life – Psalm 22(23). Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20. Matthew 22:1-14.

But they were not interested

Throughout the scriptures, God’s reign in the world is often described as a feast. God invites us to a table full of scrumptious delights, safety, joy and celebration. So why would anyone refuse to come, or, coming, refuse to wear a wedding garment? Perhaps it is less to do with refusing God, but refusing to celebrate with God’s people. After all, it won’t only be the rich and famous, people who look like you, act like you or think like you. God’s table is one of radical inclusion, where those who have experienced poverty, pain, disability, discrimination or mental anguish will be the honoured guests. Those who have now will need to surrender something in order to enter: privilege, pride, power or position. Are we ready? Can we love as God loves and celebrate with those who God celebrates with today?

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