Get ready for the big game come Sunday.
Our first reading from Isaiah describes a banquet that we don't want to be left out of. The Good News is that we're invited to this same banquet every Sunday, and really every day we wanted to. It's a banquet being celebrated on earth and in Heaven.
The second reading wraps up Paul's Letter to the Philippians. Paul's had his fair share of misery and exaltation. And he knows who butters his bread!
Our Gospel reading, from Matthew, picks up where we left off last Sunday. Once again Jesus is trying to teach us, encourage us, challenge us really- "Get your invitation to the banquet I'm throwin'! This is one party you DO NOT want to miss!"
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I'm going to preach on Isaiah and Matthew's Gospel. They combine to present us with a powerful reality: the table is set, the food is ready, there is even a place for us at the table. One question remains: Am I on the guest list?
Jesus responds: "Well... you tell me."
See you Sunday.
Peace to you,