27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
An elderly couple was seen sharing a single hamburger, fries, and a drink. The husband cut the burger in half and divided the fries into two equal piles. As he ate his portion, his wife took sips from the shared drink. Other patrons in the restaurant took pity and offered to buy them another order. “No Thanks,” the old man replied. “We’re used to sharing.” Someone asked the wife why she wasn’t eating. She replied, “It’s his turn to use the teeth.”
The Gospels tell us that we are expected to share our gifts from God. Today’s Gospe; is about the ungrateful tenant farmers who didn’t want to share the proceeds of the vineyard with the owner. They ended up with nothing. What is it about sharing that we don’t understand?
Deacon Dick Folger