Rev. Canon Michael Gilton
September 4, 2022
Jesus’ Stories – Wannabes
Jesus saved his most affecting and challenging story for last – the Parable of the Wicked Tenants. In this dramatic and violent story, a landowner leases his vineyard out to sharecroppers expecting a return on his investment. But the tenants abused the landowner and those he sent to collect rent, ultimately murdering his son – the very embodiment of the reality that they were not in control of the vineyard.
What does this powerful story tell us about being followers of Jesus Christ today? Why does this tough subject of “owners vs. tenants” cut so many of us to the heart, while teaching us a valuable lesson about God’s grace?