Tuesday, August 21, 2007

"The last shall be first"

Tomorrow at our 6:15 p.m. service at The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek, the sermon will explore Jesus' parable found in Matthew 20:1-16, which begins: "For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard."

The parable goes on to tell of laborers who were hired at various times of the day until finally some laborers were hired at five o'clock in the afternoon. At the end of the work day, they all received the same wage. Those who were hired "early in the morning" were clearly annoyed. How would you feel?

Take a look at this parable and be thinking about how you would respond if you were hired first. What if you were hired later in the day? Or even at 5:00 p.m. What would you expect to receive?

In peace,

The Rev. Linda McCloud
Founding Pastor
The Episcopal Church of Our Savior at Honey Creek

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