6 November 2017 Monday Thirty First Week Ordinary Time Year 1 Homily
31 Romans 11:29-36
Paul speaks about how sin and grace work in the history of salvation.
The “disobedience” of the people was the cause for them to receive the “mercy” of God.
In fact without the “disobedience of all” God could not have “mercy upon all”.
During the singing of the Exultet at the Easter Vigil this “disobedience” is referred to as “the happy fault”.
Paul recognized the “wisdom and Knowledge of God are “inscrutable” and “unsearchable”.
The table is a place for eating and drinking and instruction for Jesús.
The kingdom of God works in such a way as to have us look differently about how we do such basic things as eat and drink.
Jesús suggests we invite those with the inability “to repay” us in kind.
Jesús asks us to think about where all good things come from. What we have is gift.
Gifts are meant to be shared with others and not guarded for oneself.
We ask for a spirit of gratitude and generosity for this day, this meal and the gift of each other.