27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
A vineyard is meant to produce grapes, which turn into wine, which lightens and cheers the hearts of all those willing to drink of it. Isaiah says that God’s Chosen People, the Jews, were the vine, hand-selected by God, to produce amazing wine for this world – but they didn’t produce good fruit. So God took the vineyard from them and gave it to other tenants: now we, as the Church of Christ, have been given this vineyard to tend, so that we can produce good fruit for the world. It means first being intoxicated by our own relationship with God, and then intentionally sharing these “spirits” with others so that they can find deep meaning, purpose and happiness of heart in relationship with God. Then they will also begin producing good fruit for others. Our potential is amazing! So how are you bearing fruit?