A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 21 :33-43

Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people, ‘Listen to another parable.  There was a man, a landowner, who planted a vineyard: he fenced it round, dug a winepress in it and built a tower; then he leased it to tenants and went abroad.  When vintage time drew near he sent his servants to the tenants to collect his produce.  But the tenants seized his servants, thrashed one, killed another and stoned a third.  Next he sent some more servants, this time a larger number, and they dealt with them in the same way.  Finally he sent his son to them. “They will respect my son,” he said.  But when the tenants saw the son, they said to each other, “This is the heir.  Come on, let us kill him and take over his inheritance.” So they seized him and threw him out of the vineyard and killed him. Now when the owner of the vineyard comes, what will he do to those tenants? They answered, “He will bring those wretches to a wretched end and lease the vineyard to other tenants who will deliver the produce to him when the season arrives.”  Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the scriptures:

It was the stone rejected by the builders

that became the keystone.

This was the Lord’s doing

and it is wonderful to see?

“I tell you, then, that the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit”

CAH 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year A 8 October 2023

Lectio Divina David Notes 27th Sunday