In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Ghost.
The parable isn’t about a meal, not even a wedding feast for the king’s son, if you read St. Matthew’s account. It’s not about a host upset by the bad manners of those who RSVPed and backed out at the last minute. But as much as it’s not about those things, it’s also not about us—sitting here confident and more than a little smug because we aren’t the ones who have rejected Jesus, who have ignored the Holy Spirit’s urging to hear the Word and feast on Christ in His Body and Blood. It’s not about looking down in judgment on the people lining up for brunch, going for a run, or going away for the weekend and skipping church now that summer has unofficially begun. It is, however, about what happens to anyone who decides that sin is more entertaining, that they can wait for another day to repent, another day to live as a Christian, that they can reject God’s gracious invitation without consequence.
Sermons from Mount Olive
Mount Olive follows the historic one-year lectionary (series of readings).