Reflection of the week

By Linda Sutton

Posted in Faith

Recently, I read of yet another CEO who has retired with an enormous payout. The rank and file workers would naturally regard this practice as distinctly unfair.

The generosity of the owner of the vineyard in Matthew 20:1-16 seems at odds with modern work practices, when a worker would only expect to be paid for the hours on the job. Their co-workers would naturally protest if they received more than their due.

The parable teaches me that God doesn’t keep a timesheet on the length of service I give to others in the name of Christ. No matter how long or short that time, God places the same value on it.

Prayer

All powerful and all merciful God, I understand that your grace is not a reward for services rendered, but a gift freely given. For this, I give thanks. In Jesus name. Amen.


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