When the king reviewed the wedding guests, “He saw a man there who was not wearing wedding clothes. And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without wedding clothes?’ But he had nothing to say”.
The king then said to his attendants, “Tie him up hand and foot and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth”. (Matthew 22:11-14)
We all hope that we will be among the chosen wedding guests but complacency would be a grave mistake!
Pope Saint Pius once said, “I was born poor, I have lived poor, and I wish to die poor”; he built great treasures in heaven, while on earth!
Lord Jesus, guide me on my road today.
As I perform my duties, gather the riches that I sow from among your people and accept my humble prayers of thanks.
Happy are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Happy are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Happy are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Happy are they who hunger and thirst for righteous sake, they shall be satisfied.
Happy are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Happy are the clean of heart for they shall see God.
Happy are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Happy are they who suffer persecution for justice’s sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Amen.