Read Matthew chapter 20. The “Laborers in the Vineyard” is an easy story to tell, but a more complex parable to unravel. The master hires folks at daybreak, nine o’clock, noon, three o’clock, and even five o’clock and then pays them each the same wage. This grates on our sensibilities and we are quick to join those last in line to be paid – the ones who showed up first, get paid last, and get paid the same thing – and we want justice! Jesus turns to us and asks,” are you envious because I am generous?” Where do you need to practice generosity with another person today?
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