THE PARABLE OF THE WICKED TENANTS
I made a video commentary on Mk 12: 1-12, the meditation is carried out from the Sea of Galilee in Israel, where a large part of the evangelical episodes took place. This is a reflection that was asked to me by the Youth Ministry of the Church of Siena.
In the video I turned particularly to Siena, but these are speeches that apply well to other cities. I hope you will enjoy it and find some kind of inspiration.
“Then he began to speak to them in parables. “A man planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a pit for the wine press, and built a watchtower; then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the season came, he sent a slave to the tenants to collect from them his share of the produce of the vineyard. But they seized him, and beat him, and sent him away empty-handed. And again he sent another slave to them; this one they beat over the head and insulted. Then he sent another, and that one they killed. And so it was with many others; some they beat, and others they killed. He had still one other, a beloved son. Finally he sent him to them, saying, ‘They will respect my son.’ But those tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they seized him, killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. What then will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the tenants and give the vineyard to others. Have you not read this scripture:
‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;[a]
this was the Lord’s doing,
and it is amazing in our eyes’?”
When they realized that he had told this parable against them, they wanted to arrest him, but they feared the crowd. So they left him and went away”. Mark 12: 1-12
video shoot and edited, original music written and performed, mixed and mastered by Nothingless (Filippo Rossi)