DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage
Dear Friend in the Lord,
Gratitude – Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaimed the Parable of the Banquet, where those invited gave many excuses for not attending. Ponder on, “Are we grateful to God for giving us abundant graces and blessings daily and during our trials? Are we giving excuses for not living our faith with greater fidelity?”
Fr Philip Heng, S.J.
Luke 14:16-18a, 21-24
Jesus said to those who 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.” ’