On the surface, today’s Gospel about the workers in the vineyard seems unfair. If I had been working in the heat all day and then someone comes at the very end of the day and receives the same wages as me, I would be really upset. It just doesn’t seem fair. But then I have to ask myself why am I working so hard in God’s Vineyard ?
If my motivation is for money or wages to feed my family then there is cause to be concerned, at least in the material world. In God’s vineyard what is my motivation ? If it Is to be repaid for what I do or for acclaim for my hard work, then I need to relook at my motivation. If it is for love of God then I should rejoice because his mercy can’t be limited or measured. God doesn’t dole out mercy like a paycheck. Whoever comes to him will receive the same mercy no matter what time of day.
So If you didn’t start practicing your faith until later in life don’t worry. God has not only forgiven your past sins, but he has forgotten them. You too will receive the fruit of his death and resurrection.
So we say: “God is good !!! ……All the time!!! “
DeColores, Deacon Doug
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Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.