Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sharing Fruit

There are many examples in the Gospels where
Jesus warns about not bearing fruit, but in the Parable of the Vineyard in
Matthew 21.33-42, He teaches about not sharing fruit and what happens to the
wicked and greedy stewards when the King returns. The Church is the Vineyard of
Christ, and if we refuse to bear fruit, or unwilling to share the Church with
others, then we risk the Church being taken away from us and being given to new
stewards who will be willing to share the fruit when the time comes. The wicked
and greedy stewards were kicked out of the garden. Before we find ourselves on
the outside looking in, Jesus has given us another opportunity for repentance.
With the beginning of the New Ecclesiastical Year starting, it is a perfect
opportunity for a fresh start and look forward to sharing our fruit with the

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