Inviting the Uninvited
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For 20 August 2020, Memorial of Saint Bernard, Abbot, Doctor, based on Matthew 22:1-14
Â Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: â€œThe kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. Again he sent other slaves, saying, â€˜Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.â€™ But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his slaves, â€˜The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.â€™ Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests.
Â â€œBut when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, and he said to him, â€˜Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?â€™ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, â€˜Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.â€™ For many are called, but few are chosen.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.
Sr.Imelda Petersen O.P.
20 August 2020 @ 7:40 pm
Good morning Sr. Rosemary,
Thanks your your words which are so revelation,e in our present day. May you be blessed in your ministries.
I and a Kingwilliamstwon Dominican living in Germany. You most probably know our Sr. Mary Tuck. She’s a great friend of mine.
I wish you all the best and peace and blessings on all you do.
20 August 2020 @ 7:41 pm
Should read relevant… Not revelation… Sorry
Carol Ann Spencer
21 August 2020 @ 4:34 am
Hi, Rosemary. How nice to hear your voice and thank you for your preaching. Hope all is well.
Carol Ann Spencer, O.P. Columbus, Ohio ðŸ’•ðŸ™
26 August 2020 @ 7:42 am
Thank You Sisters, may God continue to guide us