Daily Mass Reflections - 6/4
“The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes”
In today’s Gospel (Mark 12:1-12) we’re given something of a faith history lesson by way of the Parable of the Vineyard. Just as the master of the vineyard sent many on his behalf, so too did God by way of the prophets.
These men, inspired by and infused with the Holy Spirit, went out into the world teaching the truth, and as is often the case, the truth was not a popular precept. As such, many were beaten, tortured, even put to death, until the very Son of God Himself met a similar fate on the Cross.
God knew very well that Jesus would be rejected by the world yet He sent Him anyway, perhaps the greatest example of His unrelenting love for us, a love that knows no bounds.
This love is reiterated in our 1st Reading (2 Peter 1:2-7) wherein Peter states “His divine power has bestowed on us everything that makes for life and devotion, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and power. Through these, he has bestowed on us the precious and very great promises, so that through them you may come to share in the divine nature.”
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