Sunday, October 5, 2008

Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 21: 33-43
We reap what we sow. When we focus on greed, our fruit is death. When we focus on charity, our fruit is love. The evidence of this simple truth is all around us in the world today. It's obviousness is overwhelming; so we have to find ways of hiding from it. We fight over economic and political ideology. We play chess games with real people as pawns. Anything to avoid the reality that we have badly abused the "vineyard" given to us by God, that we are producing sour fruit. Life has a way of humbling the proud, especially those who proclaim that they are too great to fall. God desires good fruit, and one way or another she will get it. Do we want to be his tenants or not?