Thursday 23 August 2018
Ezekiel 36:23-28. Psalm 50(51):12-15, 18-19. Matthew 22:1-14.
I will pour clean water on you and wash away all your sins—Psalm 50(51):12-15, 18-19.
‘I shall put my spirit in you.’
We can get the message of today’s parable without understanding all the details. The chance of a lifetime was offered and refused – for frivolous reasons.
But invitations to that wedding are still being sent out. God invites everyone to the wedding feast of heaven. My parents accepted on my behalf when they had me baptised. The Christian life I endeavour to lead tells God that I am still interested. Even so, it is possible to make a poor preparation for that great event that will go on forever.
We do not go along to a wedding empty-handed. One brings a gift to show appreciation of the invitation and friendship. What gifts am I getting ready now for God?