The King gives a wedding banquet for his son, but the honored guests spurn the invitation. The Gospel tells us that the second round of guests came from all walks of life. One was too busy with his farm, another had to return to his merchandise.
Our priest reminded us today that if all who have been called would show up to the feast, the church would be overflowing with people and there would be many in the street clamoring to get in. That is not the scene at my church and there are probably few, if any, that would fit this description.
There are some days when things don't go so well for me, spiritually speaking, and I think to myself that if a truck came along and splattered me all over the interstate, I'd be hard-pressed to get into Heaven. And then I have a couple of thoughts about this. If we honestly try to do our best, it shouldn't be hard to imagine that a benevolent God would not pull the rug out from under us at a time when we're at a spiritual disadvantage. By no means I'm advocating a life of sin and assuming that God will call us when it's most convenient for us. I'm only saying that He knows we are human and bound to fall and that if we make every effort to keep His precepts, we will not find ourselves being cast into the darkness, with much moaning and gnashing of teeth.
We cannot comprehend God. We're not required to do so. We're required to have faith, to trust and to do our best, confident in the knowledge that His Grace will suffice.