All are invited to sit at the banquet table of God but respect for the Host, the meal and our fellow guests is required.
We are all called to walk in the way of the Resurrection. A sense of privilege can be like a pile of rubbish blocking that way.
Jesus asked questions to help the people find their way.
This parable calls into question the concept of “deserve.” Do we really want to get what we deserve?
We grow our faith while experiencing the vicissitudes of life.
“In this passage, Jesus seems to assume that there will be conflict among his followers. What makes us Christian is not whether or not we fight, disagree or wound one another, but how we go about addressing and resolving those issues.” —Jin S. Kim
When God shares God’s name with Moses it is an invitation to an ongoing relationship. That relationship shapes us in ever-new ways.