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  • Writer's pictureFr. Kris

Thursday of the 20 week in ordinary time ‘b’

Mt 22:1-14

The Eucharist is sometimes called a foretaste of heaven. The reception of the Lord in the Eucharist is the most intimate way in which the Trinity allows us to taste heaven on earth. We are invited to dine with God, to be fed with His word and with the Body and Blood of Christ. But how often do Catholics ignore that invitation? We hear today: “Some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them.” Many of our brothers and sisters find excuses for not coming to the Eucharist on Sunday. For me the message from the Gospel today is very clear: if someone ignores God’s invitation to His banquet, he or she also ignores the one who is inviting them, i.e., God. We can’t ignore God; we can’t be too busy and forget about Him. Otherwise, we may not be invited again to that heavenly banquet. “Many are invited, but few are chosen.”

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