10 Have you not read this scripture:
‘The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone;
11 this was the Lord’s doing,
and it is amazing in our eyes’?”
Builders and vineyard tenants can be greedy. It doesn’t take long before we say, “I deserve this. Get out of my way. I am better than you. So I am going to take this from you.”
Political and religious leaders can be greedy. It didn’t take long for them to say, “We must kill him, or they will reject us and we will no longer have power.”
Despite our need to design the culture and create our own agendas, God has a plan for us. It won’t look like you expect. In fact, you may find that the very thing you rejected is the cornerstone of God’s kingdom.
This is what the Lord is doing.
And it is amazing! Open your eyes!
(c) 2018 Rev. Lil Smith
Spiritual Director and Supervisor