A Parable for Us

Date: October 12, 2014Liturgical Day: The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18A)

by the grace of God invited to the banquet called to be faithful

Summary: This week's Gospel is a challenging one to understand, but when we think of the three audiences who are touched by it (Jesus' listeners, St. Matthew's readers, and us) it becomes clear that this is a parable for us. From it, we learn to look for the new thing God is doing, give thanks that a place has been made at the banquet for us, and know that God has high expectations of us. This may be a had word in some ways, but it is a life-giving word.

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