lease the vineyard to others, who will pay him in due time.” And Jesus replied, “Have you never read what the Scriptures say? The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, and we marvel at it. (…) When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard these parables, they realized that Jesus was referring to them. (…)
THE STONE WHICH THE BUILDERS REJECTED HAS BECOME THE CORNERSTONE
God’s ways are really not our ways. Sometimes we wonder why a person whom we consider unfit for an office is chosen to occupy that office. Of course when Jesus uttered these words, he was referring to himself. He was rejected by his people and yet He was chosen to be the Savior of these very people. Another similar thing that Jesus said is very true: THERE IS NO PROPHET IN ONE’S OWN COUNTRY. The ones closest to him were blinded by this very closeness, because if you had been the neighbor of the Holy Family in Nazareth and you have interacted with them day in and day out, you have seen Mary wash clothes. Maybe St. Joseph repaired your chair. Maybe even Jesus played with your children. Can you really believe that Mary is the Mother of God and Jesus is the Son of God? We really have to learn to see from God’s perspective. And even if we are justified about our misgivings about people we can still get consolation from the fact that: GOD CAN WRITE STRAIGHT WITH CROOKED LINES!
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