Mark 12:1-12

The tenants in today’s Gospel suffer from a bad case of entitlement. They want what they want when they want it and feel perfectly justified to take it, regardless of the consequences on others. They, and often we, lack a sense of gratitude. They and we do not appreciate what a gift life is. We forget that all that we have has been given to us not because of anything we have done but only because of the mysterious love of our God. Let us thank God for the gift of this vineyard God has entrusted to us. In a spirit of humility and gratitude, may we bring to harvest the joy and peace of this good earth God has planted for all our human family.