MY daily reflection and prayer:
Monday, June 01, 2015
9th Ordinary Week Time
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to St Mark 12:1-12
And he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge around it, and dug a pit for the wine press, and built a tower, and let it out to tenants, and went into another country. When the time came, he sent a servant to the tenants, to get from them some of the fruit of the vineyard. And they took him and beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. Again he sent to them another servant, and they wounded him in the head, and treated him shamefully. And he sent another, and him they killed; and so with many others, some they beat and some they killed. He had still one other, a beloved son; finally he sent him to them, saying, `They will respect my son.’ But those tenants said to one another, `This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ And they took him and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. What will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants, and give the vineyard to others. Have you not read this scripture: `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’?” And they tried to arrest him, but feared the multitude, for they perceived that he had told the parable against them; so they left him and went away.
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
To beggin this month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we read the Gospel today which tells us about God’s generosity and trust for us all. Jesus’ parable tells about the owner of the vineyard who went away and left his vineyard in the hands of the tenants. God, likewise trusts us enough to give us freedom to run life as we choose.
This parable also tells us of God’s patience and justice. So many times he forgives the tenants their debts. His justice prevails in the end.
Whith this parablle, Jesus Christ wants to foretell both his death and his ultimate triumph. He will be rejected and be killed, but it will not be the end. He will be risen and glorified in the right hand of the Father.
In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist we worship Jesus Chrit who entrusts his gifts to each of us and he gives us work to do in his vineyard. It will not be in vain if we persevere with faith to the end.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, thank you, for all the grace which you have given us; also for all the pains and insults which you have borne for us. May we work and serve you and others with joyful hope and with confidence in your triumph now and forever. Amen.