As Jesus is the cornerstone upon which the Church is built, so are his teachings the unifying cornerstone of Christian doctrine.

The Meaning

The ancient Quadriga helps us see the parable of the tenants in four dimensions. The literal meaning is a story of betrayal by murderous tenants, but the story goes deeper than that. Jesus was teaching a hidden meaning that the chief priests and Pharisees knew applied to them (Matthew 21:45). It was an allegory of all those who had killed the servants of God. It was also a prophecy that some would eventually kill the Son of God. The fourth dimension is the moral of the story, how it applies to us all. What about our lives makes us like the evil tenants? How do we figuratively kill the servants of God? Do we undermine the church and the pastors of God’s flock? Do we also figuratively kill Jesus over and over again by living a life of sin?

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