October 8, 2017: 18th Sunday after Pentacost


October 8, 2017 ()

Bible Text: Colossians 1:1-14 |

18th Sunday after Pentacost

In today’s gospel reading, Jesus tells a parable of the vineyard, an image of Israel, the prophets’ mission, and Christ’s death. For Christians, the vineyard also speaks of God’s love poured out in the blood of Christ, given to us for the forgiveness of sin. Grafted onto Christ the vine at baptism, we are nourished with wine and bread, that we may share Christ’s sufferings and know the power of his resurrection.

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