Date: October 15, 2017
By: Rev. Lorrie Daly-Price
The reading we hear this week from Matthew’s gospel is rather jarring to say the least. An invitation to the wedding feast goes out, but the original invitees find all sorts of excuses for not attending. Who turns down the invitation of the king? Even if one is not a particularly strong supporter of a particular ruler, don’t you think you would show up out of curiosity, or just to rub elbows with the wealthy and powerful? Oh, the enthusiasm would not be the same, but you would likely go just for the experience — particularly if the consequences of NOT going were as dire as they play out in the story Jesus tells today.
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