Reflection for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Pius X | News
3 Oct 2020

It does not take a great deal of imagination to see ourselves in the Gospel parable today. Each of us is a tenant, cultivating a small portion of God’s vineyard and when harvest times arrives we are expected to produce the fruits of right living, by displaying a community of caring, sharing and showing forth the charity of the gospel in our daily lives. By doing this we put into practice during the week what we profess to believe at our Sunday morning celebration of the Mass. This parable challenges us to keep working in God’s service and not to become complacent. We can examine our conscience to see if we are producing the gifts of God’s love.  The Lord is bitterly disappointed when we lazily sit back and fail to appreciate the beauty of our lives, the joy of our families and his loving care. There will be a day of reckoning for all of us.  A time will come when we will be answerable for the way in which we have carried out the task God has given us to do.  What then if at the end of life, we have nothing to offer the Lord but the sour grapes of a pagan lifestyle? We will have smothered a beautiful being with indifference, ingratitude, selfishness and neglect and have become useless to God. Christ is concerned that we respond to his appeal to bear fruit and become immense and beautiful.