Oct. 12 2014 Reflection

Today's Gospel is another strong eschatological passage, speaking of the end times.  There are many directions to take today's message, but to keep in line with last week's suggestions to look in Catholic Social Teaching, let us focus concretely on care of the earth.  As stewards of the earth, do we care for what God has given, honor the need to keep plants and wildlife present, and produce just fruits that are natural and healthy, not using or buying foods with excess chemicals and genetically modifying foods?  Research the many ways to be kind to the earth and choose at least five, that you are not already doing, to start working toward becoming a steward of the physical vineyard given to our care.