Different parts of scripture describes the kingdom of heaven like a Vineyard. Let us remember the kingdom is right here in now. We are in the vineyard or we are not. The implication is are we doing the work of the master.
Unity is a symbol of the vineyard just as the branches are part of the Vine. The goal of the vineyard is to produce fruit. The abundance of fruit is the proof of a stewardship Parish. Next week we will begin the stewardship renewal of treasure. Everyone is asked to do their part as branches on a vine do their part. The fruit is the generosity of parishioners and their charity.
I pray for an abundant Harvest. Please count our blessings and be prepared to thank God for the many gifts he has given us. Thank you!
Sincerely in Christ,
Very Reverend Andrew Kemberling, V.F.