“Blessed is the one who will dine in the kingdom of God.”

Tuesday of the Thirty-first week in Ordinary Time

Commentary of the day : Baldwin of Ford
“Blessed is the one who will dine in the kingdom of God.”

Letter to the Philippians 2,5-11.
Brothers and sisters: Have among yourselves the same attitude that is also yours in Christ Jesus,
Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.
Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance,
he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.
Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Psalms 22(21),26b-27.28-30a.31-32.
I will fulfill my vows before those who fear him.
The lowly shall eat their fill;
They who seek the LORD shall praise him:
“May your hearts be ever merry!”

All the ends of the earth
shall remember and turn to the LORD;
All the families of the nations
shall bow down before him.

For dominion is the LORD’s,
and he rules the nations.
To him alone shall bow down
all who sleep in the earth;

And to him my soul shall live;
my descendants shall serve him.
Let the coming generation be told of the LORD
that they may proclaim to a people yet to be born
the justice he has shown.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke 14,15-24.
One of those at table with Jesus said to him, “Blessed is the one who will dine in the kingdom of God.”
He replied to him, “A man gave a great dinner to which he invited many.
When the time for the dinner came, he dispatched his servant to say to those invited, ‘Come, everything is now ready.’
But one by one, they all began to excuse themselves. The first said to him, ‘I have purchased a field and must go to examine it; I ask you, consider me excused.’
And another said, ‘I have purchased five yoke of oxen and am on my way to evaluate them; I ask you, consider me excused.’
And another said, ‘I have just married a woman, and therefore I cannot come.’
The servant went and reported this to his master. Then the master of the house in a rage commanded his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame.’
The servant reported, ‘Sir, your orders have been carried out and still there is room.’
The master then ordered the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedgerows and make people come in that my home may be filled.
For, I tell you, none of those men who were invited will taste my dinner.'”

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