Wednesday, the 20th week of Ordinary Time
Mass at noon: Tuesday - Friday
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00 and 11:15am
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Rose of Lima
Readings for today’s Mass
This reminds me of another passage from Matthew's gospel: I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what recompense will you have? Do not the tax collectors do the same? Mt 5:44-46.
It's important now to remember the point of the story, the metaphor. It's not about the landowner, the workers or their wages. It's about the Kingdom of God which is like a landowner who was very generous to those who enter, even if you were only able to invest a little time, You will still share in the same sun and rain as is needed for the kingdom to grow. All who enter will be blessed by the same fullness of God.
Here is a thought for the day. It's a fill-in-the-blank: For you, the kingdom of heaven is like . . . . . . . What metaphor works for you?