Isaiah 25: 6-10
|25:6||And the Lord of hosts will cause all the peoples on this mountain to feast on fatness, to feast on wine, a fatness full of marrow, a purified wine.|
|25:7||And he will cast down violently, on this mountain, the face of the chains, with which all peoples had been bound, and the net, with which all nations had been covered.|
|25:8||He will violently cast down death forever. And the Lord God will take away the tears from every face, and he will take away the disgrace of his people from the entire earth. For the Lord has spoken it.|
|25:9||And they will say in that day: “Behold, this is our God! We have waited for him, and he will save us. This is the Lord! We have endured for him. We will exult and rejoice in his salvation.”|
|25:10||For the hand of the Lord will rest upon this mountain. And Moab will be trampled under him, just as stubble is worn away by a wagon.|
Philippians 4: 12-14, 19-20
4:12 I know how to be humbled, and I know how to abound. I am prepared for anything, anywhere: either to be full or to be hungry, either to have abundance or to endure scarcity.
4:13 Everything is possible in him who has strengthened me.
4:14 Yet truly, you have done well by sharing in my tribulation.
4:19 And may my God fulfill all your desires, according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
4:20 And to God our Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
The Holy Gospel According to Matthew 22: 1-14
|22:1||And responding, Jesus again spoke to them in parables, saying:|
|22:2||“The kingdom of heaven is like a man who was king, who celebrated a wedding for his son.|
|22:3||And he sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding. But they were not willing to come.|
|22:4||Again, he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell the invited: Behold, I have prepared my meal. My bulls and fatlings have been killed, and all is ready. Come to the wedding.’|
|22:5||But they ignored this and they went away: one to his country estate, and another to his business.|
|22:6||Yet truly, the rest took hold of his servants and, having treated them with contempt, killed them.|
|22:7||But when the king heard this, he was angry. And sending out his armies, he destroyed those murderers, and he burned their city.|
|22:8||Then he said to his servants: ‘The wedding, indeed, has been prepared. But those who were invited were not worthy.|
|22:9||Therefore, go out to the ways, and call whomever you will find to the wedding.’|
|22:10||And his servants, departing into the ways, gathered all those whom they found, bad and good, and the wedding was filled with guests.|
|22:11||Then the king entered to see the guests. And he saw a man there who was not clothed in a wedding garment.|
|22:12||And he said to him, ‘Friend, how is it that you have entered here without having a wedding garment?’ But he was dumbstruck.|
|22:13||Then the king said to the ministers: ‘Bind his hands and feet, and cast him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.|
|22:14||For many are called, but few are chosen.’ ”|