In the first reading Paul reiterates Our Lord’s teachings about love of neighbor: “Let love be sincere. Hate what is evil and hold to whatever is good. Love one another and be considerate. Outdo one another in mutual respect.” “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not wish evil on anyone. Rejoice with those who are joyful and weep with those who weep. Live in peace with one another.”
Life is indeed about loving God and loving neighbor. And “if you say, ‘I love God,’ while you hate your brother or sister, you are a liar. How can you love God whom you do not see, if you do not love your brother whom you see?” (1 Jn 4: 20)
In the Gospel reading Jesus tells us that the heavenly banquet is prepared for all.