That’s not fair!!!
How many times have you said that…?!
In today’s Gospel, Jesus tells a story about some workers who thought their boss treated them unfairly.
The boss gave some of them jobs to do first thing in the morning. Then he gave some more workers jobs to do later in the day. Finally, he gave some workers jobs to do just one hour before the end of the working day. And then he paid them all the same amount of money.
The ones who started first thing in the morning were very upset and complained that the boss was treating them unfairly.
But the boss told them that he had paid them what he had promised. If he was generous and paid the others the same amount, he said, that was up to him.
“In this way,” Jesus said, “those who are last will be first, and the first will be last.”
Sometimes things can seem unfair. But what if the workers who worked only one hour had not been given a job to do? They would have earned nothing and had to go home empty-handed. Would that have been fair?
God is GENEROUS … and he wants us to be too.
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We aim to restart the Children’s Liturgy during Sunday morning Mass at St Alphonse on Sunday 4 October 2020. In the meantime, we will continue to post the Children’s Liturgy resources online every Sunday.