The essential grace: Reflection for Marriages: Luke 14:15-24

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From the Gospel according to Luke
Lk 14:15-24

One of those at table with Jesus said to him,
“Blessed is the one who will dine in the Kingdom of God.”
He replied to him,
“A man gave a great dinner to which he invited many.
When the time for the dinner came,
he dispatched his servant to say to those invited,
‘Come, everything is now ready.’
But one by one, they all began to excuse themselves.
The first said to him,
‘I have purchased a field and must go to examine it;
I ask you, consider me excused.’
And another said, ‘I have purchased five yoke of oxen
and am on my way to evaluate them;
I ask you, consider me excused.’
And another said, ‘I have just married a woman,
and therefore I cannot come.’
The servant went and reported this to his master.
Then the master of the house in a rage commanded his servant,
‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town
and bring in here the poor and the crippled, the blind and the lame.’
The servant reported, ‘Sir, your orders have been carried out
and still there is room.’
The master then ordered the servant,
‘Go out to the highways and hedgerows
and make people come in that my home may be filled.
For, I tell you, none of those men who were invited will taste my dinner.'”

Message from the Lord.

The essential grace.

The nourishment for the soul is God’s Grace, which allows us to experience His kingdom. God grants us enough grace to fulfill His plan, but often, we make excuses to avoid taking responsibility for losing His grace. These excuses weaken us, hindering our willingness to embrace it fully. The result? We miss out on God’s kingdom on Earth.
The Lord offers us a banquet of graces, but we reject it with our excuses, missing out on the blessings.

Applied to marriage:

Peter: While reading the Gospel, I initially thought it didn’t apply to me because I’ve responded to the Lord. But I wondered, “Why am I not experiencing the Kingdom?”
Anna: That’s an intriguing question. Have you reached any conclusions?
Peter: Yes, I’ve realized that God constantly invites me to a feast of graces, but I keep making excuses instead of embracing them.
Anna: I see. Could you clarify a bit more? I’m not fully understanding.
Peter: Well, with the Sacrament of Marriage, God assures that I’ll receive the necessary grace for our marriage as He intended. But if I’m not living it that way, it’s likely because I’m not fully accepting it.
Anna: Are you squandering the grace?
Peter: Exactly. I’ve declined God’s invitation to live in His Kingdom, and from now on, I’ve resolved not to make excuses.


You are filled with Grace. You wholeheartedly accepted God’s grace. Rejoice, Queen of Heaven! Hallelujah.

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