First reading: Exodus 32:1-14
Psalm: Psalm 106:1-6,19-23
Second reading: Philippians 4:1-9
Gospel: Matthew 22:1-14
The parable of the wedding in today’s gospel was spoken when Jesus saw that his own people were moving to reject him. The story is symbolic. But the invitation to us is a real one. It is an invitation to aim at the good life. The invitation to the kingdom of heaven is cast wide, yet we are free to say yes or no. No matter how low a stature I seem to have in life, I am welcome. I will shake off the rags of my injustice, my less good self and dress in the clothes of a new, more loving person.
I ask God to help me to respond as best I can to this real invitation. Is a quiet voice whispering to me from within?