August 28, 2016

22nd Sunday - C


Jesus’ Banquet

A leading Pharisee has Jesus over for dinner on a sabbath.  There are other people there to observe him.

Then Jesus tells them a parable.

Both in the setting of the passage and in the parable, people all operate with certain motivations and agendas.

And it is still true in our context today.  Most of the time, we do things with certain motivations and agendas.  And often, they are self-serving.

Jesus, on the contrary, operates differently.  Each day, Jesus invites us to a meal where he offers himself as food of eternal life for us.  His only agenda is our wellbeing and salvation. 

What are my motivations and agendas?

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