Imagine an expensive restaurant. The most exclusive restaurant you’ve ever been to. Picture it in your mind.
The one I’m thinking about – it’s even more exclusive.
It’s an amazing and incredible place. But you have to get reservations months in advance. There are no prices on the menu - if you have to ask, you can’t afford.
My odds of ever dining there? Let’s just say, my name’s not on the list.
So what does that have to do with Sunday’s first reading? It’s kind of the feeling that the Gentiles had when they found out about the Gospel. About Jesus’ death and resurrection.
It’s amazing. Incredible. Life-altering. But not for them. Their name’s not on the list.
And that’s the backstory for Sunday’s first reading.
More on this tomorrow.