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Beloved in Christ,

The Holy Gospel presented God as a landowner King who sent servants to invite people into the Feast. It reminds us that God is the highest Authority in our life. Like the Blessed Virgin Mary in her Fiat [cf. Lk 1:38] we must submit ourselves to Him who is a benign Sovereign as well as a loving Father [cf. Mt 6:9-13]. He is greater than our hearts [cf. 1 Jn 3:20] and in Him we shall never be disenchanted. He is a shield to all who put their trust in Him [2 Sam 22:31].

The King invites to the Feast. It is the Wedding Feast of His Son. First, it is the invitation to eternal life in Heaven which the Sacred Scripture describes as the Wedding Feast of the Lamb [cf. Rev 21]. God wants us to share His everlasting life. Second, it is the call to be in the Holy Mass through which we unite our being with the Body and Blood of Jesus [cf. 1 Cor 10:16-17]. The analogy of the Nuptial Union is chosen to express God’s intense desire of full communion with us in love through the reception of the Holy Eucharist. Like the deer that yearns for running streams let us seek Jesus in the Mass.

Finally, the King sent the servants to call. We are these servants chosen to proclaim the glory of Him who called us from darkness into His marvelous light [cf. 1 Pt 2:9]. At the same time, we are the ones being summoned to receive the foretaste of everlasting life on earth: ‘Come and see’ [Jn 1:39], ‘Taste and see’ [Ps 34:8] and ‘Take and eat’ [Mt 26:26].

Let us then proclaim the goodness of the Lord and invite others to share our Catholic faith in joy. Respond by diligent worship and encourage people to join our adoration at the Altar of Sacrifice: “Come, blessed are those who are invited in the Wedding Feast of the Lamb” [cf. Rev 19:7-8], share with us The Bread of Eternal Life [cf. Jn 6:51].