Where God Prepares the Table

When I look at these readings I see conflict. I see conflict in the way that the softness and gentleness of Psalm 23, and the encouragement and faithfulness of Philippians 4 clash with the somewhat problematic parable of the Wedding Feast, wherein Jesus compares the Kingdom of God to a King who, in short succession, throws a party, destroys a city of people, and casts a guest into the outer darkness for not wearing the right outfit.

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