Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:9,12-16,19-20; Philippians 4:6-9; Matthew 21:33-43
Carved in wood over the door of a Church in Ohio, are the words, “Enter at your own risk.” Consider the meaning of those words: When you seek to experience God’s Presence in Jesus Christ, it should be with the understanding that your life may never again be the same.
When you seek to enter into the Kingdom of God, your life may be forever changed.
In today’s Gospel Lesson, Jesus warns the chief priests and the Pharisees that winds of change are blowing and will prevail despite their resistance.”. . . the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation that will yield a rich harvest,” He warns them (Mt.21:43). One of the bitterest of fruits on the tree of life is the need to admit to not knowing all the answers. People can become so self-satisfied and self-righteous that they will not acknowledge the possibility of further enlightenment from any outside source. Not even God can get…
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