Friday, March 1, 2013

We are Tenants

Mt 21:33-43, 45-46

Jesus said to the chief priests and the elders of the people:
“Hear another parable.
There was a landowner who planted a vineyard,
put a hedge around it,
dug a wine press in it, and built a tower.
Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey.
When vintage time drew near,
he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce.
But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat,
another they killed, and a third they stoned.
Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones,
but they treated them in the same way.
Finally, he sent his son to them,
thinking, ‘They will respect my son.’
But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another,
‘This is the heir.
Come, let us kill him and acquire his inheritance.’
They seized him, threw him out of the vineyard, and killed him.
What will the owner of the vineyard do to those tenants when he comes?”
They answered him,
“He will put those wretched men to a wretched death
and lease his vineyard to other tenants
who will give him the produce at the proper times.”
Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures:

The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
by the Lord has this been done,
and it is wonderful in our eyes

Therefore, I say to you,
the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you
and given to a people that will produce its fruit.”
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables,
they knew that he was speaking about them.
And although they were attempting to arrest him,
they feared the crowds, for they regarded him as a prophet.


"God is the landowner. We are the tenants."

Indeed, It is not just the world that we live in but our very own lives that God gave to us as a blessing. He is expecting us to take care of the world that is why we were given a life that is full of freedom (freedom under God's will). 

"But what are we really doing?"

Young as we are today, violent is started now by the youth generation. Underage committing serious crimes are rising (and take note, immoral sins not just unethical). Vices is more dominant among youth (drunkards, illegal drugs, smoking). These youths do not even know what is moral or immoral. It is just about pleasure or suffer.

I am glad to be a part of a faith community as young as I am. I really can't imagine myself if I am one of the ignorants of this generation. So as early as now, I am proud to declare myself as a servant of my Lord. . a YOUTH for CHRIST. :)


  1. "God is the landowner. We are the tenants."
    This statement made a point itself. The "proof" that He is the One who controls us, owns us, provides for us, and loves us unconditionally. Having Him as our Landowner is enough to live our life accordingly. There were times that I complain how bad my days were and kept on complaining again and again. I came to realize that facing another day is receiving another blessing/gift from Him. And with these gifts I was reminded that I have reasons why I should be happy everyday; I was reminded to humble myself and pay gratitude to my loving Landowner.