A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Friday 18 March

Psalm 105; Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-28; Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46

God, gentle and masterful

The Genesis and Matthew readings are linked. In Genesis, the story of Joseph, being given away by his jealous brothers, is an early foreshadowing of Christ being rejected. Despite everything, God still achieves his plan – through Joseph saving his people from starvation, we have the beginning of the chosen people. The story in Matthew of the vineyard, in allegorical form, explains that since the Jews have rejected Jesus, then the faith will be given to the gentiles. God still achieves his plan of the redemption of the human race through Christ. Despite our flawed humanity, God has everything in hand.

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