A Modern Day Reading of the Parable
The reading last Sunday of the Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard was from the Gospel of Matthew. The Master goes out into the town squares and hires people to work in his vineyard. He does this in morning and returns three to square and hires more people each time. At the end of the day, he pays a day’s wages to the people he hired late in the afternoon and the same amount to each of the other groups he had hired. While the preacher was explaining this parable, I was thinking about Lehman Brothers and AIG and why one was bailed out by the government and not the other. Was it like the preacher, suggesting as to the laborers, a matter of God’s grace?