Wedding invitation

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Mt 22:1-14

1 Jesus again used parables in talking to the people.

2 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like this. Once there was a king who prepared a wedding feast for his son.

3 He sent his servants to tell the invited guests to come to the feast, but they did not want to come.

4 So he sent other servants with this message for the guests: ‘My feast is ready now; my bullocks and prize calves have been butchered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast!’

5 But the invited guests paid no attention and went about their business: one went to his farm, another to his shop,

6 while others grabbed the servants, beat them, and killed them.

7 The king was very angry; so he sent his soldiers, who killed those murderers and burnt down their city.

8 Then he called his servants and said to them, ‘My wedding feast is ready, but the people I invited did not deserve it.

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