28th SUNDAY OF THE YEAR
‘Come to the wedding’
At the core of Christianity stands two words: invitation and response. God invites. We respond. Every generation provides generous responders and many who turn a deaf ear. Today’s parable of the wedding feast tells us that those who refuse the invitation are punished most of all in what they have missed. It is interesting to note that those who refused the invitation to the wedding had reasonable excuses around their business lives. There is always a danger that we become so busy with the things of time that we forget the things of eternity. We should never treat our eternal happiness lightly. The door to the kingdom is open, but it is not open for the sinner to come and remain a sinner. Complacency is the enemy of the soul. Following Christ is not a matter of chance then, but of choice. It means making His plans our plans. It means looking at the universe through His eyes. It means doing something every day that will bring us closer to Him. Then the joy of the feast is ours. It is better to have God approve than the world applaud.