From the Pastor's Desk ~ September 23 - 24, 2017

Sep 22, 2017

My Dear Parish Family,

When hearing this Sunday’s Gospel, we tend to focus on hours and wages: the laborers understand justice as prorated wages, equitable pay for the number of hours worked. However this parable is really about God’s ways and God’s justice: what God offers is, not wages, but salvation that is the same for everyone. The surprise of the parable is that salvation is not earned at all, but it is God’s gift to us and God gives it generously.

The parable is ultimately about God’s generosity in granting salvation, something we can never deserve but are given because of God’s holiness and God’s ways above our ways. Salvation cannot be measured; it is a most generous gift of our holy God.

In Christ’s Peace,

Fr. Walter