Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time : 11th October 2020

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 22:1-7a, 8-10

Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people: ‘The kingdom of Heaven may be compared to a king who gave a feast for his son’s wedding.
He sent his servants to call those who had been invited, but they would not come.
Next he sent some more servants with the words, “Tell those who have been invited: Look, my banquet is all prepared, my oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, everything is ready. Come to the wedding.”

 ‘      But they were not interested: one went off to his farm, another to his business, and the rest seized his servants, maltreated them and killed them.

‘The king was furious. Then he said to his servants, “The wedding is ready; but as those who were invited proved to be unworthy, go to the main crossroads and invite everyone you can find to come to the wedding.” So these servants went out onto the roads and collected together everyone they could find, bad and good alike; and the wedding hall was filled with guests.

‘For many are invited but not all are chosen.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • God is inviting all peoples to “Feast in His Eternal Kingdom.”  However, millions are ignoring and rejecting His invitation. This invitation will not be opened at all times as it would expire one day.


  • We are “ignoring and rejecting” God’s invitation not because we are great sinners, but often because our priorities are not clear or they are contrary to God Will.


  • Are we responding only to the invitations of the secular world of possessions, power and pride? How is Our Lord inviting us to transcend our worldly attractions to be more focused on His call to live in His Father’s ways?