Parable of the Great Banquet – Luke 14:7-24

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November 6 2023: Bible Verse of the Day – Monday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time, Tuesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time, Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C – Parable of the Great Banquet – Luke 14:7-24

12 … In a parable, Jesus said to His host, “When you hold a great banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or your wealthy neighbours, so that they may invite you back and repay you.
13 Rather, when you hold a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame,  the blind;
14 Blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.” – Luke 14:7-24

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Monday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time Year 1

Monday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time Year 2

Tuesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time Year 1

Tuesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time Year 2

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Year C

Today’s Bible Verse of the Day Reflections

Humility is the theme of today’s Bible Verse of the day. Jesus is teaching us how rewarding, humility is, and will be, here on earth and also in heaven.

He also teaches us of how shameful, unrewarding, and embarrassing pride is, and will be, here on earth and on the last day.

It is pride and self-righteousness that makes a man invite to his feast, only the people who can in return be of material benefit to him.

But it is humility, love, and meekness that makes a man invite to his feast, everyone including the poor, beggars, lepers, widows, and other people with no material wealth to repay him.

When Jesus tells this parable, He is trying to tell us that we were created by God to be of service to those who need our help with the talents He has given us.

This great banquet is used figuratively to mean offering freely to people what God has blessed you with in abundance. God may have blessed you with medical knowledge, engineering skills, legal skills, etc.

In this scenario, the host of the banquet is giving free food and drinks. But his friends and rich neighbours don’t necessarily lack food in their homes but the poor and the needy lack.

Therefore, Jesus is urging us to offer what we have in plenty to those people who really need it because the rewards will be in heaven.

Therefore, let us offer what we have in abundance, and without discrimination, to all who really deserve it for we will receive, in abundance, our reward in heaven.

Let’s mainly be of service to the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, etc, because Jesus said, “Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me.”

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for reminding us to serve the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind because it is from this service that we will be storing our treasures in heaven. Amen.

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