On Today’s Gospel

Posted: June 3, 2013 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections


Are we truly children of God? Fruitful for Him, always striving to give Him honour, glory and praise by the way we lead our lives?

Or are we like or have we become like the disobedient, evil tenant farmers? Rejecting His Word, His will for us? Living self centred lives bearing no fruits of our own? Finding fault and abusing all those who try to speak to us of repentance or about Jesus? Thinking we know all there is to know about God? Thinking that we can choose however way we want to worship God, in which ever faith we so choose? That we have a right to our inheritance and can do as we please?

There is only one way, truth and life…. Jesus! Amen

GOSPEL Mark 12:1–12

Jesus began to speak to the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and left on a journey. At the proper time he sent a servant to the tenants to obtain from them some of the produce of the vineyard. But they seized him, beat him, and sent him away empty–handed. Again he sent them another servant. And that one they beat over the head and treated shamefully. He sent yet another whom they killed. So, too, many others; some they beat, others they killed. He had one other to send, a beloved son. He sent him to them last of all, thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they seized him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come, put the tenants to death, and give the vineyard to others. Have you not read this Scripture passage: The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes?” They were seeking to arrest him, but they feared the crowd, for they realized that he had addressed the parable to them. So they left him and went away.

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