19th Sunday after Pentecost 2019
Beginning with the words of the Introit we are given peace in the midst of whatever tribulations we experience. St. Paul in the Epistle tells us that by Baptism we are no longer in sin and must live a new life of grace. All previous lying, stealing and refusing to work must be abandoned. Our new life should reach to the control of anger so we only use it when necessary and for good reason. This state of grace is seen in the Gospel as represented by the wedding garment. Without this we cannot be saved. With grace we can show our gratitude to God and rejection of sin, even venial sin.