This week’s passage is the Parable of the Wedding Banquet. Common interpretations of this passage always felt kind of escapist to me. A single attendee in the parable just isn’t fittingly dressed, and he gets thrown out on his ear?
There’s an aspect that is specific to Matthew’s telling of the parable (not reflected in Luke 14 or Gospel of Thomas 64). Specifically, the Bible characterizes the commoners invited to the King’s banquet as both good and bad. It might suggest that the invitation to the Kingdom of God is open to everyone.
Scripture passages: Matthew 22:1-14
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