Reflection on Matthew 21:28-32
I know that I have frequently not done what the Lord expected from me. However, each time God’s unconditional love allowed me to return to the routine of working in the vineyard. I am not alone in worldly challenges as everyone is given the chance to change their mind and come back to the Father. We just have to keep remembering that sin attracts us away from righteousness but faith calls us forward towards belief and forgiveness.
Matthew 21 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
The Parable of the Two Sons
28 “What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ 29 He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. 30 The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. 31 Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering this reflection on Matthew 21:28-32.