27th Sunday OT – 2017

 

 

“the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit”

 

I hope that all of us are able to see that we have a natural feeling for justice. Seeing that something wrong has been done to someone each one of us might react/respond in some ways. Most of us would get angry, others could not react at all, some might even support the wrong-doer. The arguments and explanations would differ for some reasons. Yet, deep in our hearts we agree that wrogs is wrong and justice shall be done.

God has prepared everything for us and through many of His messengers, apostles and teachers, especially through His Son, has given us directions and instructions how we shall reach the promised Kingdom of heaven. Surely, each one of us is a free human being and may decide for him/herself. Each, however, decision has its own consequences.

We may reject the “cornerstone” – meaning Jesus and his teaching – but this equals to rejection (signing out) of the Kingdom in which Christ is the King.

We may accept the “vineyard” with all its rules, but then we need to keep the agreement of taking care and producing the fruit. What kind of fruit? The fruit:

- of conversion,

- of just life,

- of faithfulness and love,

- of the works of mercy.

Let us show to ourselves that we are worthy of the Kingdom where we shall rule for ever with God.

Fr. Kgotsofalang SCJ

 

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