27th Sunday of Year A
QPosted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012
6Duration: 7:40 mins
"The clearest interpretation of the parable of the vineyard in today's Gospel is provided in today's first reading and responsorial psalm. The vineyard of the Lord is the House of Israel. In other words, the narrative of a landowner preparing a vineyard and leasing it to tenants can be interpreted as God forming the People of Israel and blessing them with extraordinary gifts. The vine representing the prefigurements of Christ himself."
Readings: Gospel - St Matthew (21:23-33): There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey. When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce.
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