Today’s readings tell us of the generosity of God. He invites all of us to the wedding banquet. He has prepared a lavish meal for us. Yet, so many of us are distracted by the things of this world, that we don’t have time to celebrate the life that He has given to us. These things that distract us usually are the wonderful gifts and talents that we have received which allow us the freedom to come to the wedding table; however, we use them as excuses to deny ourselves the invitation.
So God invites others to the wedding table, and we can see ourselves again in this group of attendees. Even here, we do not honor the Host, we come ill prepared to celebrate at the wedding table.
The readings today can be understand as an invitation to come to mass weekly to give thanks to God. How many of us use the excuse of being tired, or a child’s ball game, or whatever, keeps us from coming to the Eucharistic table? Others of us just show up bodily, but are thinking about our week, etc. Scripture tells us that God is a jealous God. God wants our attention, and he is constantly inviting us to come into His presence and to celebrate the gifts of our lives.
This week we have the opportunity to reflect and give thanks to God for His favor to us; to make real in our lives the psalmist’s words: “I shall live in the house of the Lord, all the days of my life.” This week I will be on retreat. I will keep each of you and your intentions for yourself and your families in my prayers and reflection.
In peace and prayers,