Today’s Gospel points to the painful reality of jealousy and competitiveness in our lives. When finally the beloved son sent to the vineyard is put to death, we know that this poignant image points us to Jesus. He is God’s most precious Gift sent to us by the Father, Jesus our Lord, our Hope for mercy, freedom and redemption, who will be rejected, spat upon and crucified.
Tragically, I often reject his invitations, as my selfishness competes with or ignores his voice. When will I be able to open my heart more and more readily to all that he offers?