Wedding-Wear

Sundays: The Gospels from the Lectionary
Matthew 22:1-14

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In every culture, in every age, one celebration that stands out as unique in its joy is a marriage. The Lord uses this image to have his chosen people catch the essence of the intimacy the Lord wants to have with his people. God wants to marry us!

Jesus furthers this image in the famous “Parable of the Wedding Feast.” Once again, Jesus pounds the Pharisees with another parable, spotlighting their rejection of that which God longs to share with us.

The invitation to the wedding is universal. However, a “yes” means more than just showing up. You must be wearing clothes to fit the occasion. Paul in his letter to the Colossians 3:12 ff. lists the proper garments. Meditate upon them. Some clothes do make the person!

The Reading for Today
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Bible Breaths
What are these?
Wedding feast within my heart
Dwelling with You, the Bridegroom
Loving the forgotten ones.
Many called; few are chosen. v. 14

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This is the seventh of thirteen weeks in Kingdomtide, Year A.
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Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from
The Revised Common Lectionary.

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