31st Week in Ordinary Time : Tuesday, 3rd November 2020

Daily Word Of God

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.” ’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

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

  • This invitation to the “Great Feast” symbolizes God’s invitation to be one with Him in His love.


  • The saddest thing in life is to live to a ripe old age and look back and realize that we have not done anything for others because we have been too preoccupied with our own needs.


  • Do I dare to say “yes” to God’s invitation to a deeper and fuller life with Him, to serve Him amongst the sick, the depressed, to let go of my bad habits and to be more committed to my prayer life?