Dear Pauline Friends and Family,
Shall we share our reflections on last Sunday's Gospel according to Matthew 22:1-14, regarding the parable of the Wedding Feast? The "wedding garment" stands out for me. The wedding feast is likened to the final salvation. All are invited, but few are chosen. God invites us all to salvation. We need to observe the commandments as Jesus Christ taught us in Matthew 22:37 & 39. Jesus Christ said to an inquiring scholar that the greatest commandment is: "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind." The second greatest commandment is: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself."
The "wedding garment" could be likened to how well a person lived by the two greatest commandments revealed by Jesus. Let us trust in Jesus Christ, Lord of Divine Mercy, through act of faith, obedience and gratitude in the revelation of Jesus Christ in order to merit our entrance to the Wedding Feast of final salvation.
From what I gather in the book "Many Things in Parables: Reflections for Life," written by Fr. Joseph Fichtner, OSC, the "royal garment" (or wedding garment) is designed with truth and life, holiness and grace, justice, love and peace.
Let us find ways to help each other to wear the wedding garment to the awaited wedding feast or final salvation.
Could you share your thoughts on the Gospel, please?
Many thanks in advance.
May God bless you always.