This sermon builds on last weeks sermon. This gospel reading needs to be read both in context of the gospel, where it comes in the story and what comes before and after it, and in the context of the time. When read in this way I wonder that the chief priests and elders, the Jerusalem leadership heard as Jesus told this parable, until Jesus makes it very clear what he thinks of them. And I wonder where we now stand in the story, and what proper care of the vineyard looks like for us, and what we as tenant farmers are to give back to the one who owns all the land? Are we good fruit?
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