Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Reflection: Matthew 20:1-16
Today’s Gospel is the story of the landowner who went out at various times of the day to hire laborers to work in his vineyard. He went out not just once, but five times: dawn, 9:00 a.m., noon, 3:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m.. He must have had many fields of grapes to be picked!
Perhaps this story is an allegory about how God is with us! If the landowner is a “God” figure, then how frequently does God come looking for us---for you and for me? How many times does God invite us to simply come and spend time with him? How do we respond?