Tuesday, October 4, 2011
by Sister Lynne Marie Simonich
Often when we are invited to a special celebration or meal we are asked to RSVP. Our Gospel today is full of examples of those who did not respond to a request to attend a wedding feast. The king's son was to be married and the king wanted a full house for the feast. When few responded, he sent his servants out to bring in guests - good and bad alike. One guest was asked to leave because he was not dressed in a wedding garment.
As I reflected on this gospel, I thought about that wedding garment. What would that wedding garment be? Would anyone purposely come to such a feast and be dressed improperly?
Perhaps the wedding garment could be a proper attitude or loving service or gratitude. This man had been chosen to come to the feast; perhaps he did nothing to merit the honor of being invited. Whatever the reason, he was tossed out of the banquet. He did not live up to what was required.
- What does our choice in life require of us?
- What wedding garment do we wear?