Aloha nui to all this 26th week of ordinary time as we begin to move into the month of October.
Sunday’s Gospel tells the parable of the ungrateful and unproductive tenants of a landowner’s vineyard.
As Jesus says, “the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.”
We are given God’s grace to bear fruit in the vineyard of the Lord. Do we squander that grace or do we do something with it? It’s up to each one of us to decide for ourselves what will do
with that grace.
Let us share what God has given to us and not keep it hidden!
We have many saints that we celebrate this coming week:
Monday – St. Wenceslaus, a martyr and the “good king” we sing about at Christmas and Sts. Lawrence Ruiz and Companions, martyrs and the first Filipino saints. Lawrence was the son of
a Chinese father and a Filipino mother.
Tuesday – Sts. Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the Archangels
Wednesday – St. Jerome, a priest and Doctor of the Church who wrote volumes on theology and spirituality.
Thursday – St. Therese of the Child Jesus, the “Little Flower”, virgin and Doctor of the Church, one of the great women in the church.
Friday – the Holy Guardian Angels
Blessings, pono and pule!
Fr. Brian, ss.cc.