Why didn’t the people show up for the wedding feast? Do we show up when called? David Romero, SJ, reflects on the Parable of the Wedding Feast in today’s One-Minute Homily. Based on the readings for Sunday, October 11, 2020.
Sometimes when that party invitation comes, you just want to say no!
Hi, I’m David Romero, and this is my One-Minute Homily.
A king invites a ‘good’ group of people to a feast. They selected “Not Going.” The king then opens up his feast to everybody—the “bad and good alike.” His sole motivation is to share his banquet. He wants someone, anyone, everyone, to join his celebration.
Both groups – the good and bad – were favored and given the same opportunity. If that’s true for them, it’s true for us. The second group showed up, they were present. This makes me wonder: do I show up or not?
Our nervousness about God’s judgments can come from the assumption that God judges us in the same way we judge others. What if it’s the opposite with God? What if Jesus is trying to shock us into seeing that the kingdom of heaven is not business as usual according to our standards?
Our call is to show up, be present, and discover for ourselves the worthiness God has always known about us. That’s when our lives begin to change.