27th Sunday in ordinary time, cycle A
Isaiah's text is filled with mystery; his book reveals the destruction of Israel, but he also gives the promise of salvation not only to Israel but to the rest of the world.
When things don't happen as we plan them to be, we always ask, "What happened?" We take time to analyze so we may learn from the error we have committed.
In Isaiah, God also evaluates, "Why isn't mankind reaping sweet fruits?" It is time for us to analyze how we can cause God's work to remain fruitless as we see sufferings around us.
In Matthew's Gospel, Jesus also gives a parable of the useless servants. Probably we can also see someone like that in ourselves. The degree of violence just gets worse. The final act of violence is murder not only with mankind but with God's own Son.
God is fully in control. He will restore things to their proper state. But he will use people whom He can trust. Pray that we may be one of them.