Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saint Matthew 22:1-14
by Daily Gospel | Source: Daily Gospel

Book of Isaiah 25:6-10a. 

On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples A feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. 
On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations; 
he will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; The reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken. 
On that day it will be said: "Behold our God, to whom we looked to save us! This is the LORD for whom we looked; let us rejoice and be glad that he has saved us!" 
For the hand of the LORD will rest on this mountain, but Moab will be trodden down as a straw is trodden down in the mire. 

Psalms 23(22):1-3a.3b-4.5.6. 

A psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. 
In green pastures you let me graze; to safe waters you lead me; 
you restore my strength. You guide me along the right path for the sake of your name. 
you restore my strength. You guide me along the right path for the sake of your name. 

Even when I walk through a dark valley, I fear no harm for you are at my side; your rod and staff give me courage. 
You set a table before me as my enemies watch; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 
Only goodness and love will pursue me all the days of my life; I will dwell in the house of the LORD for years to come. 

Letter to the Philippians 4:12-14.19-20. 

I know indeed how to live in humble circumstances; I know also how to live with abundance. In every circumstance and in all things I have learned the secret of being well fed and of going hungry, of living in abundance and of being in need. 
I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me. 
Still, it was kind of you to share in my distress. 
My God will fully supply whatever you need, in accord with his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. 
To our God and Father, glory forever and ever. Amen. 

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 22:1-14. 

Jesus again in reply spoke to them in parables, saying,
The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.
He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast, but they refused to come.
A second time he sent other servants, saying, 'Tell those invited: "Behold, I have prepared my banquet, my calves and fattened cattle are killed, and everything is ready; come to the feast."' 
Some ignored the invitation and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. 
The rest laid hold of his servants, mistreated them, and killed them. 
The king was enraged and sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
Then he said to his servants, 'The feast is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy to come. 
Go out, therefore, into the main roads and invite to the feast whomever you find.' 
The servants went out into the streets and gathered all they found, bad and good alike, and the hall was filled with guests.
But when the king came in to meet the guests he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment.
He said to him, 'My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?' But he was reduced to silence. 
Then the king said to his attendants, 'Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the darkness outside, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.'
Many are invited, but few are chosen." 







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