Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 14,15-24
One of those at table with Jesus said to him, “Blessed is the one who will dine in the kingdom of God.”
He replied to him, “A man gave a great dinner to which he invited many.
When the time for the dinner came, he dispatched his servant to say to those invited, ‘Come, everything is now ready.’
But one by one, they all began to excuse themselves. The first said to him, ‘I have purchased a field and must go to examine it; I ask you, consider me excused.’
And another said, ‘I have purchased five yoke of oxen and am on my way to evaluate them; I ask you, consider me excused.’
And another said, ‘I have just married a woman, and therefore I cannot come.’
The servant went and reported this to his master. Then the master of the house in a rage commanded his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame.’
The servant reported, ‘Sir, your orders have been carried out and still there is room.’
The master then ordered the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedgerows and make people come in that my home may be filled.
For, I tell you, none of those men who were invited will taste my dinner.'”
The feast of life
1) The organizer of the feast is God. He brings you into life to prepare yours’ and others’. Many are needed to do a feast… God invites us today be form a community, open ourselves to others and make life easier for them. In solitude, it’s hard to consider life as a party. Jesus Himself formed a community. That’s why you shouldn’t isolate yourself, because in isolation you can’t live and enjoy life.
2) The guests: Are those who have a close relationship with the organizer who is God.
I would say is those people who read a lot or are even religious and seem to forget about really living and enjoying life, instead they ‘theorize’ it; not enjoying it , and end up making a theory about it, pretending life is a sum where 2+2=4, where everything has to be organized, tidy, in its place…Things are not always tidily established, there are surprises, there are new things every day…
3) The uninvited: Are those who are excluded, not by God, by people for not living a life, it’s as if there were first-class Christians, second-class Christians, and so on… we have to take into account what changes us is feeling touched by the Mercy of God and being invited by Him. When we find God and feel his mercy and forgiveness, life changes making us live life in a different way: loving, living, enjoying, and accepting it with its lights and shadows. Only God’s love can change one’s life. Come on! You have a great opportunity: you only live once!
God bless you in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Remember: Heaven is our goal