14/15 October 2017
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading: Isaiah 25: 6-10
Second Reading: Philippians 4: 12-14, 19-20
Gospel: Matthew 22: 1-14
THE HEAVENLY BANQUET
The mountain of the Lord described in today’s first reading is a place where there is no more hunger, no more weeping, and no more division of any kind. We need to pause and ponder these images every now and then, especially given the fact that we live in such a fractured world. The responsorial psalm continues to paint a picture of a place where only goodness and kindness flourish. These readings describe the heavenly banquet, to which God calls each of us through baptism and continues to call us throughout our lives. Let us “RSVP” to God’s invitation and live our lives consistent with gospel values so that one day we will be welcomed to the table of the kingdom.
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