27th Sunday in Ordinary Time—Year A  10-8-17

Both of the readings focus on the rejection of God’s message.  The first reading is a parable of the loving, caring owner of the vineyard who did everything possible for the vineyard. Even after God’s constant loving care and grace, there are those who turn away. What more could God have done? God does not force a positive response.  The Gospel parable presents the same theme with more drama. Each time God sent a prophet, he and his message were rejected by God’s chosen people. God never gives up. But even the most loving offer, God’s own Son, is rejected!

What more could God have done? God does not force a positive response. (Treehaus publications)