If Jesus, the son of the owner of the vineyard, had to come now seeking these fruits, what will he find?

27th Sunday of the Year (A)

Is. 5: 1-7; Psalm 79; Fil. 4,6-9; Mt. 21: 33-43

Read: “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”. God says: “What else was there for me to attend to my vineyard which I did not do?”

Reflect: You and I are one of those vines. God planted us in his vineyard, the Church, on the day of our baptism. With the Eucharist he nourished us. On the day of our Confirmation he strengthened us. Every confession resembles the pruning of vines. The fruits of the Holy Spirit, according to St. Paul, are: happiness; patience; righteousness; faithfulness; and control. Jesus expects these fruits from me and you. If Jesus, the son of the owner of the vineyard, had to come now seeking these fruits, what will he find?

Pray: Forgive me God and, in your mercy, forget my guilt. “Come again, God Almighty; look down from heaven, and visit this vineyard. Take care of what was sown by your right hand, the sapling that you grew for yourself”.  

Act: What you sow you will reap! Do your utmost to live according to God’s Spirit, and let His will be done! In God’s hands everything blossoms.


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