FRIDAY 10th MARCH 2023
Matthew 21, 33-43.45-46:
“The kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to a people who will produce its fruit.”
Basically, today’s Gospel leads us to the acceptance or rejection of Jesus.
Our Father God continually sends us his Son, not so that he may inquisitorially call us to account, but so that we may make the values of his Kingdom bear fruit in us: peace and justice, forgiveness and mercy, goodness and joy….
But, on the other hand, it can happen, and in fact it happens many times, that we do not accept this Son sent by the Father.
We kill him and make of his vineyard not what he expects but what is convenient for us. We kill the presence of Jesus in our lives because it can make us uncomfortable.
We kill him and keep his inheritance for ourselves.
We think we own the vineyard. We cultivate it as we please. We do not bear the fruits of the Kingdom. We misuse its profits and even reject the messengers that the Father sends us for our good and for our conversion.
Ask the Lord today that the true vine may grow in you, bearing abundant fruits of good works.
Cleanse and prune every obstacle that day by day sprouts and paralyses your life and your good desires.
Good day to you.
Antonio Sanjuan Cmf