For 7 November 2017, Tuesday of week 31 in Ordinary Time, based on Luke 14:15-24
Â One of the dinner guests said to Jesus, â€œBlessed is anyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!â€ Then Jesus said to him, â€œSomeone gave a great dinner and invited many. At the time for the dinner he sent his slave to say to those who had been invited, â€˜Come; for everything is ready now.â€™ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, â€˜I have bought a piece of land, and I must go out and see it; please accept my regrets.â€™ Another said, â€˜I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to try them out; please accept my regrets.â€™ Another said, â€˜I have just been married, and therefore I cannot come.â€™ So the slave returned and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his slave, â€˜Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind, and the lame.â€™ And the slave said, â€˜Sir, what you ordered has been done, and there is still room.â€™ Then the master said to the slave, â€˜Go out into the roads and lanes, and compel people to come in, so that my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those who were invited will taste my dinner.â€™â€
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.