Sunday 8 October 2017

About Today Readings

Psalter Week II. 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

Isaiah 5:1-7. Psalm 79(80):9, 12-16, 19-20. Phillipians 4:6-9. Matthew 21:33 43.

The vineyard of the Lord is the House of Israel — Psalm 79(80):9, 12-16, 19-20.

‘Let me sing to my friend the song of his love for his vineyard.’

This beautiful song in Isaiah is sung again by Jesus. He looks for the sweet wine of faith and love in his community. However, the leaders have lost their way. This plaintive song is heart-breaking in the loss in understanding of the loving ways of God. The prophets sent to them were badly treated and the Son is to be crucified.

We look at the signs of the times and ask Jesus that we might not miss the significance of the events in our lives—where God is always to be found, offering his love and asking for ours. We each have only one lifetime in God’s vineyard. Jesus, thank you.

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