|Statement||by Louis Pendleton.|
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The Wedding Garment: A Tale Of The Life To Come Paperback – Octo by Louis Pendleton (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover "Please retry" $ $ — Paperback "Please retry" $ $/5(3). Buy The Wedding Garment: A Tale of the Life to Come by Louis Pendleton online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 4 editions - starting at $ Shop now. Bible Reading for: February 4 Matthew –22 You can’t attend the Celestial Wedding Feast if you aren’t wearing the appropriate wedding garment. For three days straight, in our reading in Matthew, we hear Jesus give His followers a parable concerning the empty faith of the Pharisees and the invitation of Gentiles to join the membership of God’s Chosen People. The wedding garment is simply mentioned here as being a test of loyalty to those who came to the marriage feast, and as a mode by which rebellion was avowed and loyalty made apparent. Here was a man then who came into the gospel feast, and yet refused to .
A garment, you know, is something to put on the outside of the body. The garment, therefore, denotes a daily Christ-like deportment -- the righteousness of Christ in one's daily life. the man in the parable was speechless when asked, "Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?". While Jesus’ parable of the wedding garment is relatively brief, it presents two fundamental teachings of the Christian faith: God’s definitions of “good” and “bad” are vastly different from our own, and there is salvation only by grace through faith in Christ. Our wedding garment is the righteousness of Christ, and unless we have it, we will miss the wedding feast. When the religions of the world are stripped down to their basic tenets, we either find man working his way toward God, or we find the cross of . The reason the gospel has a lot to do with the first reading for Mass, and the responsorial psalm too though, is because of the wedding garment in this parable: “But when the king came in to meet the guests he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment.
Yes, the wedding garment represents Christ's robe of righteousness. Our own righteousness will never get us into heaven, for our righteousness is as filthy rags to God . And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment (Matt. ). What is meant, brethren, by this wedding garment?It cannot signify either Baptism or faith, because who can enter this marriage feast without Baptism or without faith? Because undoubtedly the mere fact of not believing excludes one from the Church. The Parable of the Banquet 11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he spotted a man who was not dressed in wedding clothes. 12 ‘Friend, he asked, ‘how did you get in here without wedding clothes? But the man was speechless. 13 Then the king told the servants, ‘Tie him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’. If they understand what the wedding garment really is, they will probably discover that they are wearing it; and, if not, they will know in whose wardrobe that garment of joy is to be found, and they will gladly ask to be arrayed in it.