Don't miss the invitation to the Feast
Twenty-Eighth Sunday of Ordinary Time
October 11, 2020 •
"...You're saying heaven is forever the Mass? For eternity?"
Yes. According to the Scriptures, according to the Saints, Heaven is one eternal Mass. A never-ending Mass. ...
If you could see the mystical reality that is actually taking place - if you could truly witness it - you would not be bored. In fact, it's so beautiful, it's so glorious, you would be happy to stay here forever. Forever.
But isn't that what we heard in our first reading today? God's Kingdom is established on His holy mountain. The people of God, they want to dwell there forever. They never want to leave. They want to stay in this Kingdom, this House of God.
Ultimately, that's why we go to Mass here on earth. It's so that Jesus can prepare us to enter his house forever in Heaven.
.... All of these signs and many more continually point and assist us in discerning the Church of Jesus Christ here on earth, because our Lord doesn't want it to be impossible to recognize the invitation and to come to the Feast.
... This places on each of us a great responsibility: to be faithful to Christ and His Church. But also, to do everything in our power - lovingly, respectfully - to help others to receive and accept that same invitation.
Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14
Homily begins at 14:45