Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.
November 4, 2019 Monday
Gospel: Luke 14:12–14
“Fortunate are you for they cannot repay you.” (cf. Luke 14:14)
It’s a normal custom for people to invite for meals only those they know like friends and relatives. No one would sit at table with a stranger; he would sit at table only with persons whom he knows. This was the Jewish custom and even now we practice the same.
Many times, we have preferences, we are selective to share only with those whom we like or go along with our interests. But Jesus acts differently, he invites the strangers and the unknown. It’s something unusual in his time.
Today Jesus challenges us to invite the least and the poor – people who cannot give nor repay us. Who are those who cannot repay you back? Inviting these people means to feed them faith, believing that it is the Lord who will give us the eternal reward.