Study of the Readings
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
• Words, Phrases
• To the point
• First Two Readings
John Kavanaugh, SJ
Some children seem most interested in toys when someone else is in the room who might dare to touch them.
John J. Pilch
Employer or Patron
The vineyard owner treats the last hired generously and graciously, “as if” they were relatives. They did nothing to “earn” such treatment.
The Gospel story about the vineyard workers is appropriate to this time of year, the season of the earthly grape harvest.
Good God, Evil Eye
Jesus says that following the commandments is doing “the good” but that full goodness, indeed “perfection,” comes with letting go of everything and following him.
Reginald H. Fuller
Paul urges mutual toleration. The strong in particular should respect the scruples of the weak.