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Gospel of Matthew - Chapter 22

In this episode, we explore Jesus' parables, starting with the marriage feast, which symbolizes the rejection of the Jews and the inclusion of the Gentiles in God's kingdom. We discuss the importance of living a faithful life and embracing the teachings of Jesus, emphasizing that mere belief is not enough. Join Fr. Michael Garcia as he unravels the theological concepts behind Jesus' interactions with the Pharisees, Herodians, and Sadducees, where he navigates questions about paying taxes, the vocation of marriage, and the greatest commandments in the law.


  • esus tells the parable of the marriage feast, where the invited guests refuse to come and mistreat the messengers, representing the rejection of the Jews towards Jesus as the Messiah. The king then invites everyone, both good and bad, to the feast, symbolizing the inclusion of the Gentiles in God's kingdom. However, one person without a wedding garment is thrown out, highlighting the importance of living a faithful life and following the teachings of Jesus.
  • The Pharisees and Herodians try to trap Jesus by asking about paying taxes to Caesar. Jesus responds by saying to give to Caesar what belongs to him and to God what belongs to Him. The Sadducees, who don't believe in the resurrection, ask Jesus about a hypothetical situation involving a woman who married seven brothers. Jesus affirms the resurrection and explains that in heaven, people are like angels and no longer married.
  • Jesus is asked about the greatest commandment in the law. He answers that it is to love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. These two commandments summarize the entire law and the prophets.
  • Jesus then asks the Pharisees a question, challenging their understanding of the Messiah's identity by referring to a Psalm where David calls the Messiah "Lord," indicating that the Messiah is more than just David's son.