Parable of banquet: An unjust God.

So is this King an unjust God? How someone can give verdict 
to a poor man from street like this? Can we confirm that 
he is educated to understand the King’s servants’ 
instructions? What if he is deaf? 
What if he is a blind beggar?

The King arranged a wedding banquet of his son and send his servants to the invitees, some of them rejected on personal reasons a few mistreated the servants. The king send out his army to destroy those few and send again his servants to the streets to find as many as. Banquet started and King arrived only to find a man without marriage garment. He got angry and throws the man to darkness outside.

From the very starting, from Eden God trying to cover our sin. Adam and Eve made some custom tailored clothes, fig leaves, to cover their shame, but God took away it and replaced them with skins of animals. (Genesis 3:7,21). In the book of Revelation, we see those in heaven wearing “white robes” (Revelation 7:9), and we learn that the whiteness of the robes is due to their being washed in the blood of the Lamb (verse 14).

Many interpreters take the proper wedding attire to be righteousness, and find many passages that seem to support that. But how we can expect righteousness in a man collected from street? justiceFrom where would he get the righteousness? Some interpreters have suggested that the King provided the wedding garment (i.e., righteousness) but this man refused to have it. It should be true that the King provided the garment otherwise the poor from the street might not wear it.

The first thing is the King is at the feat. He came to the banquet to see the poor. The King see the poor and the poor see the King in front of them. What an honor..! Still how many people question the presence of God in Holy Mass?

Now the question is why the man without the garment didn’t notice that he is not wearing the same cloth every one is. If he looks at himself he will find his incompleteness. How many Christians now believe that Christ doesn’t start the sacrament, reconciliation? Is there only two sacrament, baptism and Holy Mass? Each time Jesus said ‘your sins are forgiven’ he was giving the sacrament, confession. Luke 7:48. Remember, it is dangerous if we simply forget to look into self.

But any poor man on earth can keep some qualities. That were described by St Paul in Colossians 3:12. “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” What the cloth is now clear. banquetThe basic qualities of a human soul given to him at the time of birth. Even the poor man is a criminal, is a tax collector, a murderer, an adulterer, he can have these qualities. The man may be a sinner due to circumstances, he may be committed a murder, but he need not be rigid person in heart. And all these qualities are soft direct from heart. In one word as Paul said, it is Charity. 1 Corinthians 13. And Jesus made it clear in the Sermon on the Mount: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God”. Matthew 5:8.

So is this King an unjust God? How someone can give verdict to a poor man from street like this? Can we confirm that he is educated to understand the King’s servants’ instructions? What if he is deaf? What if he is a blind beggar? He at least not like the King’s noble fellows, he accepted the servants’’ invitation. He at least trusts the servant that the king has arranged a banquet for a poor dirty man like him. So he definitely shall not face the same fate as the nobleman who denied King’s invitation and mistreated his servants. In Catholic Church there is a place called Purgatory for these kinds of people. Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1030–1031. Purgatory, according to Catholic Church doctrine, is an intermediate state after physical death in which those destined for heaven “undergoes purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven”. I do believe the King throw him to Purgatory to purify himself, because at least he didn’t decline his invitation. A god cannot that much cruel.

Now the Kings statement: For many are called, but few are chosen. It is good to keep in mind Jesus words: “For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the chosen”. Matthew 24:24. No wonder if bishops and cardinals support gay marriage in Church. And for us, be vigilant to keep charity love in our life, regardless of our good actions and words.

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