Suzanne Gross, July 30, 2023

This summer, Holyrood Mennonite Church has been exploring the parables of Jesus for insight into living the Jesus Way. Parables are stories used by Jesus to teach about His way of being in our world – a world of occupation, privilege and exclusion, power abuse, and marginalization of some – a world in need of healing and liberation or salvation.  Jesus was deeply committed to loving God and loving our neighbour, and his radical reminder of how these two commandments work together to bring about “the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven” confounded people then as it does now. In this sermon, one of our two Intentional Interim Pastors shares a reflection about the Parable of the Wedding Banquet, as told in the book of Matthew 22:1-14.