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27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 3, 2011

GOD’S RENTAL POLICY

The first reading from Isaiah and the Gospel both tell the story of a landowner and his tenants.

As you listen to the Gospel, place yourself in the story:

The Vineyard is the Kingdom of God on Earth; the landowner is God; we are the tenants; and the servants are those God has sent to us to help us care for the Earth.

The problem:  the world too often believes that by getting rid of God, humanity will have control of the Earth.  However, as tenants this can never be the case.

This Sunday, we must ask ourselves:

1.  Who are the “servants” God is sending us today?

2.  What is their message for us?

3.  And how do we respond to that message?

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time: (Isaiah 5:1-7; Philippians 4:6-9; and Matthew 21:33-43)

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