Showing Up for God

28th Sunday of Ordinary Time (A)

What if you received an invitation to a fancy dinner party? You’d be honored, right? But getting an invitation to the party isn’t the same as being there. To benefit from the invitation, you’ve got to show up. Showing up is a major part of accomplishing anything in life, and what Jesus tells us in this Sunday’s parable of the wedding feast is that our salvation is no different. God invites. But we have to show up.

Read or listen to Deacon’s homily on practical discipleship that he references in the video on his blog at