Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 22/01-14/:”Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: ‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come. Again he sent other slaves, saying, “Tell those who have been invited: Look, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready; come to the wedding banquet.” But they made light of it and went away, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his slaves, maltreated them, and killed them. The king was enraged. He sent his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.Then he said to his slaves, “The wedding is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore into the main streets, and invite everyone you find to the wedding banquet.” Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered all whom they found, both good and bad; so the wedding hall was filled with guests. ‘But when the king came in to see the guests, he noticed a man there who was not wearing a wedding robe, and he said to him, “Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding robe?” And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, “Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”For many are called, but few are chosen.”.
يا إِخوَتِي، لَسْتُ أَكْتُبُ إِلَيْكُم لأُخْجِلَكُم، بَلْ لأَنْصَحَكُم كأَوْلادِي الأَحِبَّاء
رسالة القدّيس بولس الأولى إلى أهل قورنتس04/من14حتى21/:”يا إِخوَتِي، لَسْتُ أَكْتُبُ إِلَيْكُم لأُخْجِلَكُم، بَلْ لأَنْصَحَكُم كأَوْلادِي الأَحِبَّاء! ولَو كَانَ لَكُم عَشَرَاتُ الآلافِ مِنَ المُرَبِّينَ في المَسِيح، فَلَيْسَ لَكُم آبَاءٌ كَثِيرُون، لأَنِّي أَنَا ولَدْتُكُم بِبِشَارَةِ الإِنْجِيلِ في المَسِيحِ يَسُوع. أُنَاشِدُكُم إِذًا أَنْ تَقْتَدُوا بي. كَذَلِكَ أَرْسَلْتُ إِلَيْكُم طِيمُوتَاوُس، وهوَ لي وَلَدٌ حَبِيبٌ وأَمِينٌ في الرَّب، لِيُذَكِّرَكُم بِطُرُقِي في المَسِيحِ يَسُوع، كَمَا أُعَلِّمُ في كُلِّ مَكَان، في كُلِّ كَنيسَة. لَقَدْ ظَنَّ بَعْضُكُم أَنِّي لَنْ آتِيَ إِلَيْكُم، فَٱنْتَفَخُوا مِنَ الكِبْرِيَاء. لكِنِّي سَآتِي إِلَيْكُم عَاجِلاً، إِنْ شَاءَ الرَّبّ، فأَعْرِفُ لا كَلامَ أُولئِكَ المُنْتَفِخِينَ بَلْ قُوَّتَهُم؛ لأَنَّ مَلَكُوتَ اللهِ لَيْسَ بالكَلاَمِ بَل بِالقُوَّة.
مَاذَا تُرِيدُون؟ أَنْ آتِيَكُم بالعَصَا، أَمْ بالمَحَبَّةِ ورُوحِ الوَدَاعَة؟”.
I am not writing this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children
First Letter to the Corinthians 04/14-21/:”I am not writing this to make you ashamed, but to admonish you as my beloved children. For though you might have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers. Indeed, in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. I appeal to you, then, be imitators of me. For this reason I sent you Timothy, who is my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ Jesus, as I teach them everywhere in every church. But some of you, thinking that I am not coming to you, have become arrogant. But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power.
For the kingdom of God depends not on talk but on power. What would you prefer? Am I to come to you with a stick, or with love in a spirit of gentleness.”
N.B: Picture enclosed is for a destryed Church in Syria by ISIS/ملاحظة: الصورة المرفقة هي لكنيسة دمرها داعش في سوريا