Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us another parable, the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, St. Matthew 32:1-14. Here again He is speaking the leaders of His people. Jesus used the image of the Wedding Banquet which would be familiar to His people.
Jesus took the Wedding Story that is found in accounts like the one found in the Prophet Isaiah 25:6-10. This particular prophecy brings hope to the listener. We see in it this soothing statement:
He will swallow up death forever, and the Lord God will wipe all tears away…
This is fulfilled in Our Lord Jesus!However, the leaders of His people did not, for the most part, come into the Banquet. In Jesus, all are invited to the Great Banquet Hall, and we are they!
This Grand Celebration is free of charge, but there is one requirement: there is a dress code. That too is given freely, we are cloth in it in our Baptism. The challenge is keeping this garment pristine. This too is a free gift, to maintain our Baptism Clothing we must surrender our lives to Jesus.
We help each other in keeping our garments ready to be with Jesus at this Grand Banquet of Faith! Here Jesus will wipe every tear away!
We, the Community of Our Lady of Mount Caritas are with you in prayer