DGeMS


Ord. Wk 31st: Tuesday,  Tuesday, 7th November,2017  (Lk 14:16-18a,21-24)

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Ingratitude: In today’s Gospel, the man who gave the grand banquet, received ungrateful responses from his invitees; they gave many excuses for not attending.  The host then extended his invitation to the poor, crippled, blind, lame and strangers; all accepted with gratitude.  What about us?  Are we grateful to God for His Love and the gift of Eternal Life? 


Fr Philip Heng, S.J


Jesus said to those gathered round the table, ‘There was a man who gave a great banquet, and he invited a large number of people. When the time for the banquet came, he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, “Come along: everything is ready now.” But all alike started to make excuses. 

‘The servant returned and reported this to his master. Then the householder, in a rage, said to his servant, “Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in here the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.” “Sir,” said the servant, “your orders have been carried out and there is still room.” 

Then the master said to his servant, “Go to the open roads and the hedgerows and press people to come in, to make sure my house is full; because, I tell you, not one of those who were invited shall have a taste of my banquet.” ’ 


TODAY'S POINTERS ON GOD'S WORD
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Do we put our personal interests above God at all times? God is our creator and everything we have comes from Him. We ought to show our gratitude through love, revere and serve Him above everything else. 

  • God is inviting each one of us, together with millions of others who have believed and loved Him during their lives, to join in His “Heavenly banquet” where we will share His divine joy and His infinite love forever.  

  • Are you ready to join in this “Eternal and Heavenly Feast” of the Lord?  Ponder on the quality of your relationship with the Lord and pray that nothing will hinder you from living in His ways.