Today's Gospel

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.

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Today's Reflection

Today's reflection from the 4th grade students: Alanna, Cameron, Zahi, and Thomas

In the “Parable of the Tenants, Jesus teaches us that those who sin and do not follow God’s will, will not earn the Kingdom of Heaven, but those that listen to God and follow his will, will earn the Kingdom of Heaven. When we make bad choices we do not follow God. When we make good choices we can make it into Heaven. 

In our lives, we follow God’s will when we listen, obey, and respect our guardians and God. Another way we follow God’s will is by praying and apologizing when you do something hurtful. Lastly, we follow God’s will by following the Ten Commandments.

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St. Robert School in Flushing

Happy Lent 2023 - Friday, March 10th