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The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

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Many devout believers find the parable of the wedding feast in the Gospel of Matthew difficult to understand. The story is meant to stir us up with its exaggeration, to signal the spiritual destruction that follows from refusing the divine invitation. We are meant to see how valuable an invitation we have received and how odd it is that we would choose to reject it.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 - Isaiah 25:6-10a
Psalm - Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
Reading 2 - Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20
Gospel - Matthew 22:1-14