In Matthew’s gospel, the notion of a guest is a useful metaphor. A guest owns nothing, controls nothing, provides nothing, and can do nothing when the host asks them to leave. If you hate being at the mercy of another, the best way to deal with their invitation is to throw it in the trash.
Unfortunately for those who shun God’s invite in Matthew, the Lord is not from Minnesota, and, as such, his aggression against them is definitely not passive.
Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 22:1-7.
Episode 354 Matthew 22:1-7; Music:
Stormfront by Kevin MacLeod