Wild Grapes are all Around Us!

Posted October 10, 2017 3:25 am by John Quinn

Wild Grapes are all Around Us!

By Fr. Stephen V. Hamilton,
In Scripture the vineyard is always an image for the gathering of God’s People. As the Prophet Isaiah himself says, the vineyard is Israel. Later, upon Israel’s failure to recognize and accept Jesus as the awaited Messiah, the vineyard is the Church as the fulfillment of the gathering of God’s People, open to anyone who will produce the fruit of the kingdom. By faith and baptism we are called to be members of Jesus’ Body and we are called to belong to the only Church he himself established: the Catholic Church.
But we are not called to

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