Jesus comes in what he says and does, in parabolic word and perplexing deeds.
Jesus not only remains incognito as king but also identifies himself completely with the poorest of the poor.
We need to grasp how shocking and scandalous this parable would have been in Jesus’ time.
Again and again, the Bible describes the kingdom of God as a wedding feast, with Christ as the bridegroom.
A new spiritual family is coming into being to replace earthly families, tribes, and nations.
Even as we question God, God is questioning us.
God’s authority alone is absolute.
We are called to be joyful even in the most distressing external circumstances, because “the Lord is at hand.”
We’re just as capable of being wicked tenants as the chief priests and elders to whom the parable was first told.
The source of Jesus’ authority is the same as that of John the Baptist.