Our calling is to mirror the Mercy that God is.
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“What if I wish to give this last one the same as you? [Or] am I not free to do as I wish with my own money? Are you envious because I am generous?’”
People are still infuriated at this story Jesus told.
He starts off the parable by saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard.”
The landowner proceeds to hire people at various times of the day to work in his vineyard.
But when it comes time to pay them all in the evening…the landowner gives all the workers the same amount of money.
That’s when those who worked longer grumbled about the late-comers who got the same pay.
The landowner then responded with today’s scripture verse above.
Jesus says this is an example of “the kingdom of heaven.”
God is the landowner who wants to lavish an eternal amount of love on everyone…now…and always.
It has nothing to do with us earning it.
This love is always given to each of us.
So why would we be upset that another fellow human being is also welcomed into this place of eternal Compassion…at whatever time they happen to arrive?
May others experience this love and acceptance…through you.
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