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Matthew 22: 1-10

Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and elders of the people in parables, saying, "The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son. He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come. A second time he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those invited: "Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is ready; come to the feast."' Some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, 'The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come. Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.' The servants went out into the streets and gathered all they found, bad and good alike, and the hall was filled with guests."

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The king in this parable invites the good and the bad alike to the wedding feast. The only thing that is required to enter the banquet is to give a simple "yes." That was the unforgivable sin of the first guests. They simply refused the invitation. No matter where you are on your faith journey, no matter how far away from Jesus or the Church you may feel, the invitation stands. You are invited. Just give the King your "yes" and accept the new life Christ has for you!

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Have you accepted the call to enter into the life Jesus and the Church offers? What is holding you back?

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Posted by Sean Ater