The banquet is the Kingdom. The invitation to the banquet is the invitation to practice justice. The guests are the Pharisees, make excuses or seek other interests and disregard the message and works of Jesus. The owner is disappointed, but does not cancel the banquet. It then invites those who live in the city: poor, crippled, blind, lame, unemployed. Then, since there is still a place, it invites those outside the city, that is, all foreigners, in all times and places of the world. God offers his gifts to all.
Adapted by Flávio.
Keep me, in peace, with you, O Lord! Lord, my heart is neither proud, / nor does my gaze rise arrogant; / I'm not looking for greatness/nor have ambitious pretensions! "I silenced and settle my soul; / she is in great peace within me, / as the child very quiet, breastfed / in the cozy lap of her mother. " Trust in the Lord, O Israel, / from now on and for all eternity!
Traçando o sinal da cruz em seu/ua filho/a: Abençoe a você (nome do filho/a), nosso Deus que é † Pai, Filho e Espírito Santo, para que você filho/a viva sempre no amor de Deus e fazendo só o bem a todos. Amém!
By tracing the sign of the cross on your son/daughter: Bless you (name of child), our God who is † father, son, and holy spirit, for you child alive always in love of God and doing good to all. Amen!