Matthew 22 - The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

Posted by Louis | Monday, October 13, 2008 | | 2 comments »

1Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: 2"The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come.

4"Then he sent some more servants and said, 'Tell those who have been invited that I have prepared my dinner: My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet.'

5"But they paid no attention and went off—one to his field, another to his business. 6The rest seized his servants, mistreated them and killed them. 7The king was enraged. He sent his army and destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

8"Then he said to his servants, 'The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. 9Go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.' 10So the servants went out into the streets and gathered all the people they could find, both good and bad, and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11"But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. 12'Friend,' he asked, 'how did you get in here without wedding clothes?' The man was speechless.

13"Then the king told the attendants, 'Tie him hand and foot, and throw him outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'

14"For many are invited, but few are chosen."

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This is the Gospel reading on last Sunday.

Many are invited into the Kingdom of God. So which group of guests do you belong to?

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  1. Gigi Win // Tuesday, October 14, 2008  

    Many people wants to join the Kingdom of God, but they are too busy with their "to-do's." Making a profound relationship with God entails willingness, faith and sincerity.

  2. Louis // Wednesday, October 15, 2008  

    Yes, I agree with you. But many people don't realize that as long as they place God at the top of their "to-do" list, they can actually achieve much more. Saying a morning prayer everyday is a good start for "busy" people.

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