HOMILY FOR THURSDAY 20TH WK OF ORDINARY TIME-YR I (19/08/2021)
THEME: THE GREAT SURPRISES
Life is full of surprises and this fact is what is reflected in the Parable of the wedding feast. Friends easily disappoint us while strangers surprise us. Those we place much confidence in often fail us.
Jesus narrates the parable of a man who invited friends and well-wishers to the wedding feast of his son. Those he invited did not show up, so he opened his doors to strangers who were willing to join in the celebration.
Likewise, God invites us daily to feast with him in the kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy, but we are too busy. He invites us to feast on his word and on the Bread of life, but we seek satisfaction in things that do not last. If we respond to God’s invitation, we must do so wholeheartedly. Putting on the right garment means coming to him with the right disposition.