Tuesday, 6th November

Luke 14:15–24

One of the dinner guests said to Jesus, “Blessed
is anyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!” Then Jesus said to him, “Someone
gave a great dinner and invited many. At the time for the dinner he sent his
slave to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come; for everything is ready
now.’ But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have
bought a piece of land, and I must go out and see it; please accept my
apologies.’ Another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to
try them out; please accept my apologies.’ Another said, ‘I have just been
married, and therefore I cannot come.’ So the slave returned and reported this
to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and said to his slave,
‘Go out at once into the streets and lanes of the town and bring in the poor,
the crippled, the blind, and the lame.’ And the slave said, ‘Sir, what you
ordered has been done, and there is still room.’ Then the master said to the
slave, ‘Go out into the roads and lanes, and compel people to come in, so that
my house may be filled. For I tell you, none of those who were invited will
taste my dinner.’”

 

Reflection

 

•      Have
I lost the savor of
good things?

•       Do I have the generosity of opening to all?