28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, October 15, 2017
Many Are Called But Few Are Chosen!
Doesn’t this sound like some kind of trap, or trick? If you are called, are you not also chosen?
Today’s parable, like others we have been hearing from week to week, are about God’s Kingdom. Yes, we believe that all receive the invitation to be a part of God’s Kingdom and join in the heavenly banquet.
The parable describes the choices we make. Some were busy about other things. Others did not think the invitation was all that important. They discover ultimately the consequences of their choices. Others will receive the invitation they refused, and they will be locked out.
Then there is the matter of the “newly invited guest” from off the street who is found to not be properly dressed. What does this mean? Precisely that it is not enough to just accept the invitation. You have to do something to prepare yourself to join the heavenly banquet!
We join today in the heavenly banquet as we are invited to the altar. Are we prepared?