THE Lord told this parable, “There was a householder who planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a wine press in it, and built a tower, and leased it out to tenants, and went into another country. When the season of fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants, to get his fruit, and the tenants took his servants and beat one, killed another, and stoned another. Again the owner sent other servants, more than the first, and the tenants did the same to them. Afterward he sent his son to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But when the tenants saw the son, they said to themselves, ‘This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and have his inheritance.’ And they took him and cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. When, therefore, the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants?” They said to him, “He will put those wicked men to a miserable death, and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the fruits in their seasons.” Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The very stone which the builders rejected has become the head of the corner. This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? (Psalm 118:22-23).
I would like to try something different the next couple of weeks, and ask you - what do you think about this reading? Is there anything specific that caught your attention? Is there anything that you like or dislike? Is there anything you agree with or anything that offended you?
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