destroy those tenants and give the vineyard to others.” And Jesus added, “Have you not read this text of the Scriptures: The stone which the builders rejected has become the keystone; this is the Lord’s doing, and we marvel at it?” They wanted to arrest him, for they realized that Jesus meant this parable for them, but they were afraid of the crowd; so they left him and went away.
The stone which the builders rejected has become the keystone Jesus presents a parable that foreshadows his rejection by some of his people and their religious authorities. Jesus knew that exposing the hypocrisy of the chief priests and scribes of his time was life-threatening. Eventually, Judas betrays him, the Sanhedrin convicts him and the Roman authorities execute him. Not because his death is willed by the Father, but rather is the consequence of his fidelity to his mission of proclaiming God’s inclusive love Kingdom. Let us pray for the grace to witness to the inclusive love of God notwithstanding the consequences.
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