25th Sunday Ordinary Time – The Unfair Vineyard Owner…
OK, let’s all take a moment. Gather up your courage. Now, let’s reenter Sunday’s gospel.
When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, “Call the labourers and give them their pay, beginning with the last and then going to the first.” When those hired about five o’clock came, each of them received the usual daily wage. Now when the first came, they thought they would receive more; but each of them also received the usual daily wage. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, “These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.” But he replied to one of them, “Friend, I am doing you no wrong; did you not agree with me for the usual daily wage?
Can we talk? Let’s face it, the owner of the vineyard was unfair. Whew. I’ve said it. I would bet you’re thinking it.
The question is… HOW is he unfair? What do you or have you experienced here?
Now is your chance to put it out there.