The Christian is the man who, by his courage, his hope, his cheerfulness and his kindness brings a new flavour into life. If the salt has lost its flavor: Salt that loses its “saltiness” is of no use. We may choose the low place, and act meek and humble, so that others may notice how humble we are. When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honour, he told them a parable. We should do our work hard and unto the Lord, and let God raise us up. The Christian must be such that he makes it easier for people to be good and harder to be bad. (ii) It is a Christian's first duty to count the cost of following Christ. And He took him and healed him, and let him go. Jesus was careful to add that there is more to being His follower than simply accepting an invitation. If the master of the feast were to raise us to a more prominent place, then it would be all the more satisfying (you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table). Reflection: Luke 14:1-6 30th Week in Ordinary Time - Luke 14:1-6 In today’s Gospel Jesus breaks many of the “rules” of Jewish decorum: he heals on the Sabbath! b. It was a one-way journey. (Psalm 75:6-7), “But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you. That is self-centered living; we are called to follow Jesus, and He showed others-centered living. They were watching him; and the word used for watching is the word used for "interested and sinister espionage." January (14) 2017 (127) December (9) Being a Witness, a Reflection on John 1:19-34; Ascribe to the Lord, a Reflection on Psalm 96; Basis for Hope, a Reflection on Psalm 130; Who gets the news first, a Reflection on Luke 2:1-14; Seek the Lord, a Reflection on Isaiah 55:6-11; Abundance, a Reflection on Isaiah 55:1-5 And Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?” But they kept silent. i. Jesus wasn’t merely teaching good manners, but a lifestyle that in lowliness of mind esteems others better than himself. He always said, "You first, I follow." Of course no food could be cooked on the Sabbath; that would have been to work. "When you are bidden by someone to a marriage feast," he said. It is only the little man who is self-important. 4 September 2016. The only things they control are somebody else's sheep. All of a sudden a man with swollen legs stood up in front of him. One of those at table with Jesus said to him, "Blessed is the one who will dine in the Kingdom of God." 14:7-11 Jesus spoke a parable to the invited guests, for he noticed how they chose the first places at the table. About 14:1-6 On the Sabbath day Jesus had gone into the house of one of the rulers who belonged to the Pharisees to eat bread; and they were watching him. ii. Answer: The Parable of the Great Banquet is found in Luke 14:15-24. ii. THE KING'S BANQUET AND THE KING'S GUESTS (Luke 14:15-24) 14:15-24 When one of those who were sitting at table with Jesus heard this, he said, "Happy is the man who eats bread in the kingdom of God." On this occasion a Pharisee invited him to a meal on the Sabbath. Today I'm going to reflect on the Gospel for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time.This is taken from Luke 16. “When the Roman general, Varus, had broken the revolt of Judas in Galilee [4 BC], he crucified two thousand Jews, and placed the crosses by the wayside along the roads to Galilee.” (Barclay). Gospels / Jesus / Lectionary / New Testament / Year C. The following is a reflection on Luke 14:25-33, the Gospel lesson appointed for Proper 18C according to the Revised Common Lectionary. Do not ask is more properly “do not habitually ask” (Geldenhuys). So the servant came and told his master these things. You will receive your repayment at the resurrection of the righteous.". ii. In Palestine it had three characteristic uses. Vancouver BC Click here to listen to the Sermon as preached at the 10.00 a.m. Eucharist on Sunday the 4th. i. Ed Morrissey Posted at 11:31 am on August 28, 2016. He carried a cross, so His followers carry one. a. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. We must not take his words with cold and unimaginative literalness. He may regard each gift as an entry on the credit side of his account in the ledger of God. Christmas familiarity — fragrance, family, and feasts. Date: July 27, 2018 Author: HAT 0 Comments. It was perfectly allowable to rescue a beast which had fallen in. a. What, then, are its essential qualities? Even in his greatness he was humble enough to think that his work might be turned down. To the end he never abandoned hope of men. i. 19-31.This contains a parable of contrasts, which should make us feel very uncomfortable and move us to action.On the one hand we have the rich man, commonly known as 'Dives. a. (2 Corinthians 5:14.) Open wells were quite common in Palestine, and were not infrequently the cause of accidents (compare Exodus 21:33). i. Jesus was under scrutiny. It would be better not to give at all than to give merely to gratify one's own vanity and one's own desire for power. Parables are not fables; Jesus didn’t tell fanciful stories with morals. Many a man has decided to burn his clubs after a day at golf s Open Championship. He may even with the gift throw in a short and smug lecture. Those gathered in from the roads and the hedges stand for the gentiles for whom there was still ample room at the feast of God. Or, what king when he is going to engage battle with another king, does not first sit down and take counsel, whether he is able with ten thousand men to meet him who comes against him with twenty thousand? Reflection on Luke 14:1, 7-14 Jesus actually cares. That is why Jesus spoke this parable. One of these was the picture of the Messianic banquet. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”. Sinners and outcasts saw the love prompting the bold call to discipleship, and they responded. If someone took up his cross, he never came back. Jesus said to him, "There was a man who made a great banquet, and who invited many people to it. These excuse makers condemned themselves; their excuses were only a thin veil hiding the fact that they did not want to come. It is still possible for a man to be so immersed in this world that he has no time to worship, and even no time to pray. Share on Twitter. We know this holiday — with its expectations and its disappointments; its promise and its heritage; its memory and its mystery. They are fashioned for convenience and are clung to in desperation. And behold, there was a certain man before Him who had dropsy: Because this was in the home of one of the rulers of the Pharisees (Luke 14:1) this man was an invited guest. Jesus uses salt as a symbol of the Christian life. i. i. Jesus here told us to not associate with people only on the basis of what they could do for us. ii. The greatest threat to the best often comes from second best. Reflections on Luke 14:7-24 Yesterday as I sat in church, a giant of a man, mentally handicapped, sat behind me breathing so loudly, if I closed my eyes, it was easy to picture myself in a hospial with a respitory machine at my left shoulder... or maybe Darth Vader. A man and woman must count the cost. (iii) The third man said, with even more finality than the others, "I have married a wife, and I cannot come." He turned and said to them, "If any man comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, and wife and children, and brothers and sisters, and even his own life too, he cannot be my disciple. ii. Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath? Carrying a cross always led to death on a cross. We should remember the words of George MacDonald: In whatever man does without God, he must fail miserably – or succeed more miserably. If they said yes, they would be breaking their own laws governing the Sabbath.” (Pate), b. Locke, the great philosopher, defined laughter as "a sudden glory." a. If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. There are fine souls in whose company it is easier to be brave and cheerful and good. Tuesday, November 3, 2020. When we buy something new, we are almost always preoccupied by it. In Palestine, when a man made a feast, the day was announced long beforehand and the invitations were sent out and accepted; but the hour was not announced; and when the day came and all things were ready, servants were sent out to summon the already invited guests. It is similar to the Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14), but with some significant differences. We live in a market driven society, so it is not surprising that we feel the urge to “sell” Christianity in the marketplace of competing ideas and ways of life. c. For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted: When we seek to take honor to ourselves, we will always be humbled – if not on earth, then for all of eternity. Sunday of week 24 of Ordinary Time (Cycle C) He founded a school at Kingswood, near Bristol. This Scripture Has Been Fulfilled, a Reflection on Luke 4:14-21 The Holy Spirit had descended upon him when he was baptized (3:23). Jesus saw that His host chose his guests from a sense of exclusion and pride, lacking love to others. This challenge of reaching out to strangers especially on the Lord’s Day even today goes beyond what we think Sabbath is for. Reflection on Luke 14:1, 7-11 ~ Years ago when I traveled internationally for work, I was often treated as a guest of honor. I remember someone saying as she began her path toward ordination, "If they want humble, I can be the most humble." Additionally, since the man’s affliction (dropsy) affected the man’s appearance, it should be understood that the man’s appearance immediately was transformed, indicating health. There has always been a type of Christianity which has taken all the colour out of life. Staying salty. This he does lest, when he has laid the foundation and is unable to complete the work, all who see him begin to mock him, saying. If a quite undistinguished guest arrived early at a feast and annexed the top place, and if a more distinguished person then arrived, and the man who had usurped the first place was told to step down, a most embarrassing situation resulted. But, when you have been invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that, when the man who has invited you comes, he will say to you, 'Friend, come up higher.' I facilitate/conduct Spiritual Recollections and talks in person or via Zoom. Throughout all their history they had looked forward to the day when God would break in; and when he did, they tragically refused his invitation. In Jewish culture the custom on the Sabbath was to refrain from most every activity on that holy day. But when someone whose accent is the accent of love suddenly speaks with a threat we are bound to listen. ii. You can check these in your browser security settings. iii. Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. But they kept silent: Notably, Jesus’ accusers had no answer for this question. For I say to you that none of those men who were invited shall taste my supper.’”. He stood aside and let the man after him come first and began himself to applaud. He was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness where he was tested by the devil. It is similar to the Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14), but with some significant differences. Without salt a thing putrefied and went bad; with it its freshness was preserved. If, on the other hand, a man deliberately slipped into the bottom place, and was then asked to occupy a more distinguished place, his humility gained him all the more honour. But even in things which would have broken most men's spirit, Jesus remained serene. The Gospel begins with Jesus once again at table. Without hesitation Jesus healed the man. This probably horrified His listeners. Photo by Rick Morley. 13:33. Julian spoke of those pale-faced, flat-breasted Christians for whom the sun shone and they never saw it. Luke 14:12-14. But after that comes an event which belongs to a later period of our Lord’s ministry. Luke 4:14-22 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Rejected at Nazareth. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. i. i. The emperor decrees that all persons be registered; that is, the emperor is going to make sure that he gets taxes from everybody under his control. It is of this banquet that the man who spoke to Jesus was thinking. People respond to a challenging gospel if the truth is spoken in love. Sunday reflection: Luke 14:1, 7–14. 1 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the Sabbath, they were watching him closely. He said to them, "Suppose one of you has an ass or an ox, and it falls into a well, will he not immediately pull it out, even if it is on the Sabbath day?" Click to enable/disable Google reCaptcha. They could not answer Him regarding these things: One reason they could not answer was that in using this analogy Jesus appealed to something good in His accusers. If you refuse cookies we will remove all set cookies in our domain. Living like him in every way... Jesus shows us the cost of being a disciple. Preoccupation with material things and experiences is a common excuse for not following Jesus. He never dreamed that the applause could possibly be for him; he thought it must be for the other man. Other relationships are definitely of lower priority than faithfulness and obedience to Jesus. The first hearers of Jesus didn’t need an explanation of the cross; they knew it was an unrelenting instrument of torture, death, and humiliation. They watched Him closely: Jesus was under constant observation. To really walk in his footsteps every day... Who is a disciple? This morning’s Gospel reading is Luke 14:1, 7–14: On a sabbath Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. When he spoke of the happiness of those who would be guests at that banquet he was thinking of Jews, and of Jews only, for the average, orthodox Jew would never have dreamed that gentiles and sinners would find a place at the feast of God. Previously, Jesus said that coming to God was like accepting an invitation (Luke 14:16-24). This was a remarkable miracle. He allowed the claims of business to usurp the claims of God. | 1,596 views. It’s perpetually dirty and too large and old to keep clean. For I tell you that none of these men who were invited shall taste of my banquet.'". "Go out," said the master, "and compel them to come in." ", Ruskin, who was brought up in a rigid and a narrow home, tells how he was given a jumping-jack as a present and a pious aunt took it away from him, saying that toys were no things for a Christian child. It is important for every potential disciple – those of the great multitudes that followed and heard Jesus (Luke 14:25) – to consider the cost of being a disciple of Jesus. Once, as he came on to a platform, there was a great burst of applause in welcome. The greatest danger of idolatry comes not from what is bad, but from what is good – such as love in family relationships. “Probably the insidious Pharisee had brought this dropsical man to the place, not doubting that our Lord’s eye would affect his heart, and that he would instantly cure him; and then he could most plausibly accuse him for a breach of the Sabbath. for real – a reflection on Luke 14:25-33. In every sphere of life a man is called upon to count the cost. We can never give people the impression that they have to clean up their lives before they come to Jesus; that is like washing up before you take a bath. It is as clear as daylight that we will never make our enemies our friends if we refuse to meet them and talk with them. “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place.”. They kept silent. c. He took him and healed him, and let him go: We notice that there seems to be no ceremony or hocus-pocus in the healing ministry of Jesus. Last week’s pericope from Luke was set inside, namely, in the home of a Pharisee where Jesus had been having relatively intimate mealtime conversations and interactions. 31st Tuesday of Ordinary Time – Gospel Luke 14:15-24 Go out quickly into highways and hedgerows and make people come in that my home may be … Share on Twitter. There are two suggestive truths within this passage. Jesus confronts our sin of religious hypocrisy (14:1-6). And Jesus, answering: “The arresting word is the word ‘answering.’ These men had said nothing, yet He answered them.” (Morgan) Jesus answered them with both a question and an action. e. Cannot be My disciple: Jesus made it clear that only cross-bearers can be His disciples. The Christian, then, must be the man who brings flavour into life. Yet it certainly sometimes divides, and more so among non-Christian or anti-Christian cultures. The poor people from the streets and lanes stand for the tax-gatherers and sinners who welcomed Jesus in a way in which the orthodox never did. Jesus chose a homely illustration to point an eternal truth. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. In the introduction to the marriage ceremony according to the forms of the Church of Scotland, the minister says, "Marriage is not to be entered upon lightly or unadvisedly, but thoughtfully, reverently, and in the fear of God." It was strange and offensive that so many made excuses when given such a wonderful invitation. Then He also said to him who invited Him, “When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor rich neighbors, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. All found some pretence to put off their attendance. i. “When Jesus said this he was on the road to Jerusalem. Jesus had just healed a man with dropsy and taught a brief lesson on serving others. Share on Facebook. Before we leave this passage we must note that Luke 14:1-24 have all to do with feasts and banquets. The most honored person sat in a particular seat, the next most honored person in another place, and so on down the line. ii. We don’t have the same cultural situation for wedding feasts today; but we certainly do have the desire to grasp for a certain position or status. Such giving can be a cruel thing. At the time of the banquet he sent his servants to say to those who had been invited, 'Come, because everything is now ready.' (i) It is possible to be a follower of Jesus without being a disciple; to be a camp-follower without being a soldier of the king; to be a hanger-on in some great work without pulling one's weight. Only if we put first things first will all things take their proper place--and love comes first. Only a fool first buys a piece of land, and then goes to check it. Stairwell in L’Eglise de Saint Sulpice, Paris, France. How ever much we know, we still know very little compared with the sum total of knowledge. Another said, 'I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am on my way to try them out. The expulsion produced two different reactions. b. Reflection for November 4, Wednesday Saint Charles Borromeo, bishop (M): Luke 14:25-33 Gospel: Luke 14:25-33. Sunday reflection: Luke 18:9–14. Who can truly walk throughout life with Jesus? The Gospel for today can be a difficult one to understand. Having overcome each of the temptations set before him, Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit returned to Galilee (4:1-14). Luke 14 . It costs something to be the disciple of Jesus; it costs more to reject Him. And--look you-- there was a man before him who had dropsy. Sunday of week 4 of Lent (Cycle C) Saturday of week 2 of Lent; Luke 15:1-32 or 15:1-10. The following is a reflection on Luke 14:25-33, the Gospel lesson appointed for Proper 18C according to the Revised Common Lectionary. As Roger began preaching from the lectionary text, I heard a small voice coming from within the congregation. It was used as a defence of the inquisition, the thumb-screw, the rack, the threat of death and imprisonment, the campaigns against the heretics, all those things which are the shame of Christianity. RCL Proper 23C. (ii) A man may give purely from motives of self-interest. "do not take your place at table in the first scat, in case someone more distinguished than you has been invited, for in that case the man who invited you will come and say to you, 'Give place to this man.' Now it happened, as He went into the house of one of the rulers of the Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath, that they watched Him closely. Alexander [the Great], Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. When that happens to most people they lose their nerve and, even more often, lose their temper. 14:25-33 Great crowds were on the way with Jesus. He must be like a cleansing antiseptic in the circle in which he moves. b. No one carried a cross for fun. Share on Twitter. The story in Luke’s Gospel was told at a dinner that Jesus attended. “Friend, go up higher.”Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you: Instead, we joyfully embrace the lower place; we aren’t filled with such a high opinion of ourselves that we think we don’t belong there. Sunday of week 23 of Ordinary Time (Cycle C) Wednesday of week 31 of Ordinary Time; Luke 15:1-10. The symbol of the kingdom was the happiest thing that human life could know. Lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid: It is wrong to only associate with people who can advance us or give something to us. It is the earliest of all preservatives. i. However important we may believe ourselves to be, when death removes us or when we retire from our position, life and work will go on just the same. Check to enable permanent hiding of message bar and refuse all cookies if you do not opt in. The commandments of God are enough, and we should never make the traditions of man – even good traditions – equal to the commandments of God (Mark 7:8-9). Watched Him closely: “The word used for watching is the word used for ‘interested and sinister espionage.’ Jesus was under scrutiny.” (Barclay) As John Trapp wrote, “They watched as intently as a dog doth for a bone.”. Reflection on Luke 14:25-33 Am I a “hearer” or am I a “follower?” Do I simply listen to Christ's words, or do I allow them to enter my very being, and allow them to send me into action. In the gospel story there are seven incidents in which Jesus healed on the Sabbath day. d. And does not hate: Repeatedly in the Bible we see that Jesus founded a way of love, not hate. 12:40. Blessed is he who shall eat bread in the kingdom of God! b. The master of the house was enraged, and said to his servant, 'Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the town and bring here the poor, and the maimed, and the blind and the lame.' Right now I am tired of our house. Which of you, if he wishes to build a tower, does not first sit down and reckon up the expense, to see whether he has enough to finish it? I ask you to have me excused.’ And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I am going to test them. We come to God and find that He has been ready for us. iii. a. The Bible reminds us that we should not play the self-promotion game. But though this parable spoke with a threat to the Jews who had refused God's invitation, and with an undreamed of glory to the sinners and the outcasts and the gentiles who had never dreamed of receiving it, there are in it truths which are forever permanent and as new as today. I facilitate/conduct Spiritual Recollections and talks in person or via Zoom. Then all the tax collectors and the sinners: Among the great multitude described in Luke 14:25, the most notoriously sinful drew near to Jesus in response to His strong words about discipleship. Or, is it not?" 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