Wednesday 30 October 2013

Monday of Week 31 Year 1

When we organise a party or big "makan" (that's big meal, for those of you who do not understand Malay), we may be inclined to invite our friends, relatives, loved ones, people whom we like and get along with. There seems nothing wrong with inviting these sorts of people, especially since we find it easier and meaningful to be among people we are familiar with.

But Jesus in today's Gospel is cautioning us to come out of our comfort zone and be more inclusive and open towards others, not just people we are familiar with. When we are more open towards others, we begin to learn the sort of loving God we have, who loves all without favour. It is in this way that we discover that we are "fortunate, because repayment will be made to you when the virtuous rise again."

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