Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Dressed for the Banquet
This has never been a very attractive story for me. It seems
somewhat mercurial and vindictive. Why invite people to the banquet
if you are going to reject them?
John J. Pilch
Ancient Table Manners
The refusal of the invited guests to attend the king’s
wedding party shames him. For some reason the guests disapproved
of the arrangements the king was making.
Let us try to
find out what it is that some believers have, but which the wicked
lack, for that will be what the wedding garment is.
The Great Feast, Told
What was, in Luke, an illumination of Jesus’ kingdom …
becomes, in Matthew’s hands, a cautionary tale.
Reginald H. Fuller
Jesus’ parables are lifelike, even if they often end on a
note of surprise. What invited guest would not only spurn the
invitation but actually kill the servants who brought it?