Sunday Gospel Warm-up

September 27, 2023

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Workers in the Vineyard

Oct. 1 Mt 21:28-32

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Vineyard work is not easy. You are out in the sun the whole day picking grapes and the loads get heavy. It’s not fun work.

In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus uses this vineyard image to sort out true discipleship. Some workers give only lip service and dodge the work. Others, after a time, take to it earnestly and are rewarded as being true sons and daughters of the Father.

Discipleship is always about willing to answer the call and go to those uncomfortable spaces of unconditional love.