He invites you. Whosoever will may come. Will you be there?
Today’s reading: Matthew 22-23.
“Why would anyone turn down an invitation from God?”
Jesus’ parables imply that his return will follow the pattern of the ancient Jewish weddings.
- Following the betrothal, the groom goes to prepare a home for his bride ( “I go to prepare a place for you”).
- The bride doesn’t know when the groom will come, but must watch for him and be prepared (“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come”).
- The groom doesn’t know when he will go for his bride, but waits on his father’s word (“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only”).
- When the wedding takes place, there is a great feast for the wedding party and guests (And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who…
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