Sunday Sermon and Babies-In-A-Box

12 Oct

“Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.”

– Chinese Proverb

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A beautiful warm Fall Sunday. No alarm was set, and a leisurely morning before watching Mass on TV. A great way to start my day. Many smiles along the way.

Today’s Gospel was the parable Jesus told of the king who invited guests to his son’s wedding feast. When he sent servants to inform the invited guests, they were ignored. He then sent more servants who were beaten or killed..

8 Then he said to his servants, “The wedding is ready; but as those who were invited proved to be unworthy,

9 go to the main crossroads and invite everyone you can find to come to the wedding.”

10 So these servants went out onto the roads and collected together everyone they could find, bad and good alike; and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11 When the king came in to look at the guests he noticed one man who was not wearing a wedding garment,

12 and said to him, “How did you get in here, my friend, without a wedding garment?” And the man was silent.

13 Then the king said to the attendants, “Bind him hand and foot and throw him into the darkness outside, where there will be weeping and grinding of teeth.”

14 For many are invited but not all are chosen.’

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My take on it… the King symbolizes God, and we are all invited to join Him. We have our jobs, family, friends, and busy lives, but when called, we should drop what we’re doing and go. If we receive the invitation but ignore the messengers, others will be invited. Now, when we are invited, we have to dress accordingly. To me, that means the preparation. We have lived our good honest lives and are ready for the feast. If you are not “prepared,” you will be thrown out. “For many are invited but not all are chosen.”

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Hmm? Who doesn’t love a great wedding feast. I’m in. I plan on dressing accordingly.

The rest of my day was awesome. Sundays are the perfect day to count my blessings and appreciate life. Especially, Sunday evening when I get to FaceTime with my beautiful granddaughters.

Babies-in-a-box….

Life is good! Happy Sunday, my friends.

2 Responses to “Sunday Sermon and Babies-In-A-Box”

  1. Cheryl October 12, 2020 at 3:24 am #

    Our priest told us the wedding guests would be provided with wedding garments-free. He likened it to Grace. Confession and all. Best sermon ever,I never understood before why the poor guy was thrown out.

    • toniandrukaitis October 15, 2020 at 3:37 am #

      I didn’t understand that about the man who was thrown out either. In my mind, I think maybe the man without wedding garments meant someone blatantly showing disrespect, but expecting to be treated special.

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