The parable of the tenants is an allegory that presents the relationship of Israel to Christ, but more than this it reveals a necessary truth about the spiritual life: that we are “tenants” in regards to the gifts that God has given us, and when we construe our relationship to God’s gifts as being that of “owners”, rather than “tenants”, the consequences can be quite dire.
Parable of the Tenants
Cycle AOrdinary TimeWeek 27
by Bishop Robert BarronOctober 2, 2011
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