The parable of the worker in the vineyard is hard to understand if we receive it as a message about strict justice or progressive labour laws. But what happens if we accept it as an invitation to comprehend God’s totally outrageous generosity?
When you think about it, God really is a brilliant psychologist. God recognizes the need for forgiveness and reconciliation for our souls.
We exist only in relationships: with God the Creator, with our brothers and sisters as members of a common family, and with all of God’s creatures within our common home…
The canvas of need in our world is large. It’s PRIDE Week here in Ottawa and leaders are encouraging us to proclaim loudly and proudly what we know to be true — every child of God deserves love in their lives.
I persist in trying to look at this new and challenging way of being…I learn how to smile through my mask and to recognize the smiles of each of you as you wear your masks and let your eyes do the smiling. Transformation! I’m looking at a new world…
Donna Rietschlin’s Reflection, Liturgical Resources and a Parish Update on the 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
I remember when I was an adolescent, probably about 16 years old; I was talking with my friend Eileen’s mom. I told her I was not sure I believed in God. I had never said this out loud before. Mrs. McGrath did not act surprised.