Written by the fantastic Roger
Tenants in a vineyard ; Paying tax to the Emperor
Who are these tenants in the vineyard? Are they meant to be us? Do we really behave like that? In the parable we are growing vines in someone else’s vineyard and the owner has been gone a long time. Well it does sound familiar. The people are enjoying things they have when suddenly someone arrives and reminds them that their land is only being leant to them and that in exchange they owe some dues. Rather selfishly this reasonable request is misunderstood and refused time and time again until finally the owner’s son comes to remind them whose vineyard it was and is killed.
Jesus is explaining what is about to happen to him in this story. The owner would have every reason to throw the people out for doing this but…… Jesus…
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