He began to speak to them in parables, etc. ( Mark 12:1).
A man planted a vineyard. God is called a man, a father, to put it in a human way. The vineyard is the house of Israel, and the hedge is the protection of the angels. The pit for the winepress is the Law. The tower is the Temple. The farmers are the priests. The leaving on a journey on the part of God represents the freedom of our will. The servants sent are the prophets. The produce of the vineyard is obedience. Some of the prophets were flogged, others wounded, and others killed. The son, the most beloved and the final one, is the only begotten.
They will respect my son ( Mark 12:6).
This is said in irony. And they threw him out of the vineyard, that is to say, out from the people, saying, You are a Samaritan and have a demon.1 The vineyard is given to others, that is, to those who come from east, west, south and north, and who sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of God.2.____________________