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Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/060517.cfm
Jesus began to speak to the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenant farmers and left on a journey. At the proper time he sent a servant to the tenants to obtain from them some of the produce of the vineyard. But they seized him, beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. Again he sent them another servant. And that one they beat over the head and treated shamefully. He sent yet another whom they killed. So, too, many others; some they beat, others they killed. He had one other to send, a beloved son. He sent him to them last of all, thinking, ‘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.’ So they seized him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come, put the tenants to death, and give the vineyard to others. Have you not read this Scripture passage:
The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes?”
They were seeking to arrest him, but they feared the crowd, for they realized that he had addressed the parable to them. So they left him and went away.
Jesus was telling them what was going to happen. They knew what He was saying but they tried to hide from the truth. They feared the crowd so they went to the Romans, who had more strength and power, to seize and kill Him. They were cowards. They thought they could hide from the truth. How often do you try to hide from the truth? You know what Jesus teaches – do you run to Him or hide? You know you cannot hide, that the Lord knows all, why try? Come out into the light and embrace the truth!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, your truth is the source of my joy, my strength and my love. I used to try and hide from you, but you still found me. And loved me back into your kingdom. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen and Alleluia!
Blessed the man who fears the Lord, Alleluia!