The Parable of the Marriage Feast


Matthew 22:1-14


Jesus was a master storyteller.

A king gave a wedding feast for his son.

The bride and the groom were not registered.

They did not have a rehearsal dinner.


The invited guests did not attend.

After they were invited again, they

Killed the servants who had invited them.

The king killed the killers and burned their city.


The king sent his servants to invite others.

Good people and bad people accepted.

When the king saw one who was not wearing

A wedding garment, the king removed him.


This was not the wedding of the century.

Thank God for the wedding feast at Cana.



Patrick McCaskey


Patrick McCaskey is a Vice President and Director of the Chicago Bears, Chair of Sports Faith International, and Chair of WSFI Catholic Radio 88.5, as well as poet and the author of our Sports and Faith Series. He is also a grandson of George “Papa Bear” Halas.  McCaskey’s latest book is Tuition Rebate.   Patrick McCaskey’s Poems About the Gospel and Poems About the Gospel II are books for all seasons where readers can find a few words of encouragement in every poem–both books are available from Amazon.

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Image: “Not Having a Wedding Garment,” Stained glass from the Episcopal National Cathedral in Washington DC., Photo by Fr. Lawrence Lew, O. P.,