Pondering the Word

"The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel." - Is 5:7a

For the Lord, his vineyard was the house of Israel. This vineyard God himself takes care of and chooses people to help him. What is the vineyard the Lord has entrusted to you? Maybe it is your own family, your friends, your coworkers? 

In the Gospel, Jesus invites his listeners to take a look at how they are taking care of the vineyard entrusted to them. It seems that some of those who were to take care of the people of God were not doing a very good job. This happened in part because they forgot that they were tenants and not the owners of the vineyard. How is the vineyard entrusted to me doing these days? Am I aware that I am not the owner of the vineyard but someone invited by God to help him take of it?

-fr. Jorge Rátiva, O.P.

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