Several weeks ago on Sunday, we heard a parable told by Jesus in the Gospel according to Matthew re a wedding banquet that a king gives for his son. Today’s gospel at weekday mass, is the Lucan variant (a dinner party at which those invited make excuses not to come). God invites us to a banquet every day, we call it mass. God also invites us to do things according to His will. His plans are often much different from our plans for ourselves. Do we come to the banquet as often as we should? Do we make excuses for not doing God’s will?