28th Sunday OT – 2017

 

“The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come.”

 

To be invited – not just by anyone but by God, not to work, or do anything, but to feast – and not to accept the invitation? Anyone with a correct thinking would say: that’s crazy, or at least unwise. Yet, how many of us do accept such an invitation? How many of us (baptized!!!) do come to the feast prepared by God who gives us His own Son?

Those first guests of today’s Gospel story proved themselves to be “not worthy to come”. Are we doing the same?

How often do we find any excuse to absolve ourselves from coming to the Sunday’s celebration? Sometimes, there are serious matters preventing us from coming, other times we imitate those “not worthy” people. Surely, there are many very important matters that we need to look into. The question would be: what do we value above all other things and matters?

Is the Holy Mass, the Eucharist important to us? Do we understand what’s really happening at the Holy Mass celebration? Or it is just one more or another celebration that we have to attend?

The Holy Eucharist is the meal of self-giving God’s love so that we may have life, not only this life here on earth but above all the eternal life with God in His kingdom. God – in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ – gives us Himself. He is the Source of everything that we need to have a good life. Rejecting Him we do reject everything that is good. And by doing so we, too, prove ourselves “not worthy to come” to God’s eternal feast.

 

Fr. Kgotsofalang SCJ

 

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