Are you missing the banquet?


Our parish priest gave a great homily this Sunday.  He told a true story about a family coming onto the boat with bread and cheese for a long voyage.  Their were a proud family and kept to themselves, not willing to mingle with other passengers.  They stayed in their rooms and ate sparingly of their bread and cheese, wanting it to last till they reached their destination.  During the course of the trip, they grew restless and were hungry for better, more nourishing food.  On the last day of the voyage, the son begged his father to go up on deck to look around before they landed.  He said yes and the son dashed out, longing for a better view of the ship.

After several hours, the son had not returned; so the father decided to go look for him.  When he found him sitting at a large banquet table with a plate piled high with meats, vegetables and deserts – eating his fill.  The father imagined spending his first days on land in prison because he could not pay for all the food his son was consuming.

“Hey Father, come, eat; it’s all free” the son yelled as soon as he saw his father.  The captain brought me here.  He said all this food has been served every day and it is all included in the price of our tickets.

ARE YOU SETTLING FOR BREAD AND CHEESE, WHEN YOU COULD BE FEASTING ON THE BANQUET OF THE LORD?

Jesus paid the price of our ticket to paradise and he provides divine food for our journey.  His banquet is ours for the receiving each time we attend mass.  Do you miss mass on Sunday?  How about mass during the week?  If so, could you be settling for mere bread and cheese when you could be feasting on the food your body and soul desires?

HOW ARE YOU FEEDING YOUR SPIRIT – WITH BREAK AND CHEESE OR WITH THE FOOD OUR LORD PROVIDES THAT WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU THIRSTY OR HUNGRY?

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. patticlement
    Aug 20, 2012 @ 21:10:40

    I want to be at the Banquet and I want to share my bread and wine. Let’s have a huge celebration soon! I miss you. Peace and love, Patti

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