Perhaps we are challenged from time to time to explain the Holy Bible, or our own faith. Perhaps few things in Sacred Scripture explain God’s Word better than the story of God’s vineyard, as sung by Isaiah and repeated by Jesus as a parable.
Every Israelite and Jew knew Isaiah’s song of his friend’s vineyard, written perhaps 700 years before Jesus’ birth, prior to the Babylonian Exile. Everyone knew the vineyard referred to Israel and Judea and Jerusalem. The vineyard and the garden were God’s blessings to his people, prepared especially for the people He loved. Adam and Eve defiled the Garden with their disobedience and had to leave the Garden. They lost their eternal life by their Original Sin.