Today's first reading sounds like a description of a feast of fools. Who would brag that they were singled out to receive a special invitation addressed to the ignorant or a reserved place at the supper for the simple? Yet when Lady Wisdom sets the table in her mansion, she is very particular about her guest list -- she invites only the unpretentious.
Billing it as a free lunch, she still holds to one requirement: Her guests must be willing to forsake their foolish ways. Unlike the sophisticated, who can conceal themselves under the finery that disguises their fragility, her invitees come more like clowns who must be unmasked to reveal their real dignity.
What better way to describe the evangelical reversal of worldly values than Lady Wisdom's banquet? It makes you wonder who will accept her invitation.