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28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 9, 2011

THE RIGHT WEDDING DRESS

Today’s Gospel continues the theme we have been hearing for the past few weeks; actually, it continues the judgment on the chief priests and the elders.

We have a parable about a king who invites guests to a wedding, but they refuse.  Bad things happen and eventually, the king opens up the invitation to everyone.

But then the king throws out one of these men out because he wasn’t dressed appropriately.  But didn’t he just come off the street?

The metaphors and symbols are important in this story.  The right garment is not simply a garment, but a symbol of the attitude within.

Thus we must not only respond to the invitation God extends to us, but we must respond appropriately.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Isaiah 25:6-10A; Psalm 23:1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6; Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20; Matthew 22:1-14)

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