9/27: Wednesday Reflection
Jesus told his disciples this parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out at dawn to hire labourers for his vineyard.” – Matthew 20: 1
Jesus uses the parable of the landowner to teach us about God’s generosity, love and mercy. Jesus tells us in this marvelous parable, not to begrudge God’s goodness and mercy to those we find wanting. Because the truth is at some point in each of our lives, we receive from our God abundant grace, mercy, and more love than we ever merit. When someone hurts us, we want a God who is just, but when we hurt others, we want a God who is forgiving and generous. Our God is better than fair; our God is rich in love and compassion (Eph. 2:4), and or that, we should be grateful. It is better to have a God who is love than a God who is fair.
Lord, help us to see your goodness in our lives and not to be envious of the blessings and generosity that you send into the lives of others, Amen.
How can we live our lives to not be envious of others blessings and generosity? How can we show others our God is a God who loves and has compassion?