Year A- 28th Sunday in ordinary time
1 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying:
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusIn this parable the kingdom of heaven is compared to a great wedding banquet given by a king to his son. The king is my heavenly father; the bride is the Church, the people of God. The banquet is the Holy Eucharist; the feast is the everlasting life and glory that God offers to everyone.
The call to holiness is made to everyone from Adam to the last man. It is a call to realize that you are invited to become children of God, you are presented a great banquet and all are invited.
In the parable you may see the frustration of the king who having invited everyone to such an important feast, has been rejected. God has offered eternal happiness to all mankind; He has sent prophets and laborers of his kingdom to be his witnesses. He has ultimately sent me, his only begotten son, his own word to save you from your sins and to ask you once again to take part in the offering of your maker.
But how deaf can you be, how senseless can you be to my wisdom, how attached to your sinfulness and your earthly possessions. You prefer to live in the mud, like pigs that find no pleasure in cleanliness. You throw yourselves in the arms of your father the devil as you reject God and his commandments.
You live for the world and for yourselves, you are blind, you are deaf, you are mute, you are paralyzed, therefore you are completely dead to me.
I am the all patient, all loving, all merciful and life giving God who loves you despite your stupidity. I want to save you all, I will insist until the last moment of your lives.
You, who understand my feelings, unite yourself to my desires; pray for the sinner to convert, and pray for all mankind to benefit from my infinite goodness.
I am calling everyone to repent, to amend their lives, to come to me and to know me so that they may live eternally in my kingdom.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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