27th Sunday of the Year, Gospel Reflection with Fr Bill Grimm, 2014 Oct 5
Posted by Fr Nelson MCBS on October 4, 2014
There is one other thing we must do. We must hear and heed the messengers God sends to us workers in the vineyard. For we, too, need to be converted throughout our lives.
Twenty-Seventh Sunday of the Year (A)
33 ‘Listen to another parable. There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard; he fenced it round, dug a winepress in it and built a tower; then he leased it to tenants and went abroad.
34 When vintage time drew near he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his produce.
35 But the tenants seized his servants, thrashed one, killed another and stoned a third.
36 Next he sent some more servants, this time a larger number, and they dealt with them in the same way.
37 Finally he sent his son to them thinking, “They will respect my son.”
38 But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, “This is the heir. Come on, let us kill him and take over his inheritance.”
39 So they seized him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.
40 Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?’
41 They answered, ‘He will bring those wretches to a wretched end and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will deliver