Living Out Our Call as Christians

The Gospel for today is the parable of the Wedding Feast. The wedding feast is the Jewish image of the life to come as we heard in today’s 1st Reading from the Book of Isaiah, “On this mountain the Lord of hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines…” (Is. 25:6). The king’s invitation speaks of God’s gracious call of the Jews to be his chosen people. To them God sent his Prophets to proclaim that one day His Son would come to establish God’s kingdom- a kingdom of truth, justice, freedom, love and peace. But, they refused to honor the invitation.

Jesus came to extend this invitation to the Gentiles also, who willingly responded to the invitation. The parable reflects our relationship with God as individuals and as a community. He invites us to love Him above everything else, to a complete fidelity in him. But, often we ignore his invitation. Why?... it may be because we often consider our “Farms and Businesses” – our personal interests and ambitions- as more important than God’s invitation. How faithful are we in living out our call as Christians?

The wedding garment Jesus is referring to, is nothing but purity of our heart and faithfulness in living the Gospel. Today let us prayerfully reflect on God’s Gifts to us and make a commitment in gratitude to our Parish Increased Offertory Program “Faithful Living, Grateful Giving.” I take this opportunity to thank you all for your generosity and willingness to share your blessings.

God Bless you all!

Fr. Sunny Punnakuziyil, MSFS

Pastor, SJN