Saturday of the 12th Week in Ordinary Time

Central to the gospel narrative is the inclusion of the Gentiles in the Divine vision of salvation. This theme heard in Matthew reflects the vision of the prophets: Isaiah, Micah and is echoed by Matthew 1:1, which identifies Jesus as the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. In essence, being a Jew and being circumcised, do not guarantee one a place at the table, where Abraham, the father of all who believe, which includes the Gentiles, and his descendants, already reside.