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The Twenty Fifth Sunday of the Year          Year A Psalter 1                      24th September 2017

                                                                                      

                                                                                                              


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Envy or Generosity ....



Today we again hear Jesus telling a story to illustrate the point he wishes to make.  We remember stories, and even if we can't re-tell them with total accuracy we can usually remember the basic meaning of them and pass on the message.  We remember the unfair landowner who paid the same amount to those who had laboured all day as to those who had done only one hour' work.  Was he unfair, or did they all receive what they had been promised?


We have no idea what heaven is like.  Do the 'many mansions' we are told of equate to a difference between 3 star or 5 star accommodation perhaps?  Will some get a better heaven than others?  Of course not.  We are all promised the same because God is a generous to those who come to him at the last moment as to those who have followed him all their lives.  Neither should we be jealous of those who come last and receive the same reward.


First or last, what is important is that once we follow Jesus we remain faithful with a generous spirit.  Envy I one of the seven deadly ins.  In appreciating our own gift of faith, we should be happy for everyone who comes to faith, even at the eleventh hour. 












 


   

 



Let nothing trouble you

let nothing frighten you

everything passes,

God never changes

patience obtains all

whoever has God wants for nothing

God alone is sufficient.

                                                  

                                                       St Teresa of Auila

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