Trinity 20 2010 – Homily

Homily by Rev. Mason T. Beecroft, 10/17/2010

Our Lord does not pull any punches in today’s Holy Gospel. Jesus tells us that misplaced priorities and presumption before God will result in eternal and everlasting destruction.

Jesus tells a parable. The kingdom of heaven is compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. This would have been some extravagant wedding. The food would have been provided by the best caterer in town. The wine would come not from boxes, but from bottles with corks. The reception hall would have been rented for a week and this wedding feast continue day and night. There would not have been a more lavish, festive affair. There was nothing more important in the entire kingdom than the wedding feast of the King’s son. It would have been an honor and a privilege to receive an invitation to this wedding.

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