19th Sunday after Pentecost
The Introit tells us that God is the salvation of His people and anyone can call upon Our Lord and be converted. The Epistle teaches us about the need to control anger and not let it be excessive. It is also part of the teaching that one must be angry when it is justified in the case of an evil situation. Christ directed the parable in this Gospel to all of us. As being part of the Mystical Body of Jesus we are subject to persecution in a similar way to our Head who offered Himself on the cross for our sins.