Matthew 20:10-12. Heavy Work 24 Aug 2023
Mat 20:10 When the first came,
they expected to get more,
but they too received one denarius each.
Mat 20:11 They took it,
but grumbled at the landowner saying,
Mat 20:12 "The men who came last have done only one hour,
and you have treated them the same as us,
though we have done a heavy day's work in all the heat."
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.
The men of the third, sixth and ninth hour, and the caretaker are forgotten. The first workers confront the landowner.
It could be me, wrestling with God.
Jesus, thank you for listening to me.