For this Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and respond to Jesus’ call to discipleship. In today’s reading from Matthew, Jesus shares another parable. This parable is about a landowner, his vineyard, and the tenants. This vineyard parable serves as an image of Israel, the prophets’ mission, and Christ’s death. For Christians, the vineyard also speaks of God’s love poured out in the blood of Christ, given to us for the forgiveness of sin. What does it mean to you to follow Jesus Christ?