October 7, 2017
27th Sunday - A (October 8, 2017)
To Produce Fruits
This is the third vineyard parable that we listen to consecutively.
For the first vineyard parable, we reflected on the privilege of working in God’s vineyard. It is the vineyard owner himself who continues to invite us, “Go into my vineyard.”
The second parable affirmed the dignity that God has given to us. We are no longer hired laborers, but children and heirs. Our inheritance is the vineyard, given to us by God our Father.
And today’s parable reminds us that the vineyard does not belong to us. God, in God’s generosity, has given it to us as our inheritance. It is indeed a privilege to work in God’s vineyard.
This privilege comes with a responsibility, “to produce fruits.”
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