Friends, in biblical imagery, the vineyard symbolizes the people of God. The Lord nourishes us as our caretaker, but he desires (even demands) that we bear good fruit. The Mass, the Eucharist, the teaching office of the Church, priests and bishops—through these means and through the Church, God cultivates his vineyard.
- Reading 1 — Is 5:1-7
- Psalm — Ps 80:9, 12, 13-14, 15-16, 19-20
- Reading 2 — Phil 4:6-9
- Gospel — Mt 21:33-43