A young child climbed to the top of a large tree. His mother, worried, called out to him, “What are you doing?” “Nothing,” the boy replied.
A Pastor at a small church in Rhode Island gave each family $10. There were no strings attached except the reminder of today’s gospel.
Anyone who has ever planned a wedding or social occasion can appreciate the problem of having everything happen on time.
Today in our gospel, we see Jesus surrounded by Pharisees. Somewhat like hostile reporters hustling a political candidate.
The parable of the two sons, the parable of the wicked tenants and the parable of the Kings Feast all see Jesus on the attack.
Around 1990, our Friars in Kingston Jamaica asked me for a youth retreat. Many think of Jamaica as an island of wonderful beaches and great hotels.
Neil Diamond sang a song many years ago; I can only remember one line: “Song sung blue everybody knows one.”
Many parents can identify with the gospel today. Jesus is not speaking about wayward children. He is speaking about the Chief Priests and the Elders.
We have a very beautiful first reading from Isaiah. My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.