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Come to My Wedding Feast

Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

  Matthew 22:1-14 New American Bible

Matthew 22:1-14 Bible Gateway New International Version

 

The king sent his servants to get those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they refused to come.

 

God has invited us to come to Heaven to his Wedding Party. If you decide not to go, He will invite others to go in your place. If you get to St. Peter at the Pearly Gates and you refuse to wear the Wedding Garments he has provided for you, He will not let you into Heaven. He will send you to the place where sinners go. The sinners who get turned away from Heaven will never see God’s face.

God asks us to go to Church on Sunday to worship Him. Have you heard people make excuses of why they can’t go to Church? You may have heard them say:

 “I have soccer practice.” 

“I’ve been invited to a sleepover at a friend’s house.”

   “I’ve got to clean my room, take out the trash, and mow the grass.”

“I’ve got too much homework.”

“I just don’t feel like it.”

 

The people in the Gospel today made excuses for why they weren’t going to the King’s Wedding Feast. They were busy with their own plans. They had work of their own choosing to do. They could not be bothered with going to the King’s wedding party.

God loves you very much. He wants you to choose Him and His plan as your top priority in life. Make certain that you set aside time for God everyday. Ask Him to show you a clear path of what He wants you to do. If you obey God’s commandments, you will be wearing the right garments to enter into eternal life with God in heaven. Oh, what a glorious happy time that will be! A fantastic party will be held in your honor!

 

Say the “Our Father.” Ask God to help you obey His commandments so you can enter eternal life with Him in heaven.

 

“Our Father, who art in Heaven,

Hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done,

On earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day, our daily bread.

And forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

 

Copyright © 2002, 2004 Joan Y. Edwards