in Matthew 22:1-14, Jesus tells a weird parable about wedding banquet and a murderous king. How could this possibly reveal God to us?


Jesus and the really weird wedding
Proper 23A  |  Matthew 22:1-14

The Parable of the Sharp Dressed Man

Remind me not to let Jesus be in charge of the guest list for any future weddings. That guy will let anyone in. Or would he?

This gospel is really weird. It bedevils scholars and pastors alike. Because it has a bunch of stuff going on. So what I want to do is unpack the action a little bit, then expand the context, and hopefully, we can start to see what Jesus’s point is. Then we can figure out what it’s trying to tell us. Sound good?

So what’s going on in this parable?

A Weird Wedding

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