Deuteronomy I see this parable as a message on the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All those who were invited are the baptized, but not all who were baptized bothered to show up. The man who was not dressed for the wedding was not properly prepared. Remember, the Mass is a wedding feast. The Mass is called the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.
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Jesus is the bridegroom and the Church is the bride. Anyone can show up, but those who are receiving the Eucharist should have their soul properly dressed in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We are called to baptism, but we will only be chosen if we prepare to receive the Lord. Originally Posted by ethereality View Post What is the meaning of this conclusion to Matthew ?
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So he was not chosen to stay. A parable usually has a first intended meaning, but there can be more multiple spiritual meanings drawn from it.
Jesus had called and prepared his people,the Jews, to come to the banquet. The Jews were his chosen and therefore friends. They were called first, but they refused to recognize him for what he was.
And therefore declined his invitation. Then the second group of people, the gentiles, were called, who were those in the byways and strangers. This is principly what St. Paul went after in his journeys and mission. And then after the invites were sent and responded to, there was a man who was not dressed appropriately for the wedding.
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This attire was expected at a wedding and was really of an insult to show up without it. We get a glimpse of this beauty of soul in the Transfiguation of Jesus, Moses, Elija, where Peter, James, John, could not look at them they were so brilliant. It tells us that every human being in grace before God is just that brilliant if we were given the power in this world to see it. And from this, the more brilliance holy , the more power before God he has. And so we have the great men and women who displayed this power in their prayers.
Mt Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:. Lk ,24 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved?
And he said unto them…Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. But he that doth not believe, is already judged: because he believeth not in the name of the only begotten Son of God.