What is your favorite food? If you were going to an expensive restaurant — with unlimited money — what would you choose to eat? Our first reading from Isaiah presents the image of God setting out a feast for us, of juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. Our Gospel reading is the parable about a King inviting guests to a wedding feast. But there is a bit of a wrinkle: We don’t get to choose our dinner companions! They are not all people like us, or people who like us and agree with us, or even particularly good people. Sounds like church, right? Or how church ought to be — a pretty motley crew, a rag-tag fleet, focused on praising and worshiping “the King who gave a wedding feast for his son.” It is the human family that God (the King) invites to the banquet. Our Sunday worship invites us to embrace all of humanity with whom we share one bread, one cup, one sign of peace. At Eucharist, call to mind that breadth of humanity and pray a blessing on them!
– Blog entry by Sister Mary Garascia