27th Sunday in Ordinary Time Podcast

The kingdom of God comes clothed in ordinariness and dressed in vulnerability.  We are here, probably like the tenants, expecting it to come in grand schemes in a form before which we would tremble.  Instead it comes rather in a way that we can easily scoff and dismiss, so ludicrous can it first seem to us.  God has come to us as a baby, as one socially marginalised, as one hanging on a tree, as bread.  None of these ways has the elements of a grand army, a mighty battalion.  Like the landowner’s son in the parable all these ways are disarming in their simplicity.

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