All Souls Bangor

Garments of Grace

March 25, 2019

In Matthew 22 we find Jesus speaking in parables yet again to convey truths about the kingdom of God.  In particular we find there the parable of the wedding banquet.  Matthew's telling of this parable has a few elements absent in Luke's version.  While these elements might strike some as a bit disconcerting, there is actually a great message of hope to found in them.  In this parable, we discover that we are not only invited to the table but offered a garment of grace, Christ himself, that we might remain.  The question is whether or not we will be humble enough to receive them.