Matthew 20:1-16

Welcome to a crazy world where people make the same wages if they work all day or only work an hour. Welcome, my fun-loving, deeply¬†committed fellow capitalists to economics by Jesus. “Unfair!” we cry impulsively. The grumbling envy of the all-day workers in the parable speaks directly to us. We are the ones who think we deserve what we have and that others don’t deserve what they are getting. This is our parable, and it stings and hurts and leaves us gasping for breath. But, remember, this is the gospel and we, for better or worse, are a gospel people. If you have the courage to hear the gospel with a view toward repentance, find your way to FBC Peoria this Sunday.