martes, 18 de agosto de 2015

Reading from the Gospel, Wednesday August 19 (click here)

Liturgical Day: Wednesday August 19
 Gospel (Mt 20, 1-16): At that time, Jesus told his disciples this parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers into his vineyard. It having been with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. Then he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the square, they said, 'You also go into the vineyard, and I will give you whatever is right.' And they were. He went out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour and did likewise. He went out at about the eleventh hour, to find others who were there, they said, 'Why do you stand here idle all day?'. They told him, 'Because no one has hired us.' He said to them: 'Go ye also into the vineyard.'

"When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his manager, 'Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning from the last unto the first.' They came, then, the eleventh hour and charged a penny each. When the first came thought they would receive more, but they too received one denarius each. And when they received it, they grumbled against the landowner, saying, 'These last have spent more than an hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and heat of the day. " But he answered one of them, 'Friend, I do thee no wrong. Do not you agree with me for a penny? Take what is yours and go. For my part, I want to give this last one the same as you. Is it that I can do with my own what I want? Or will you be envious because I am generous? '. So the last shall be first and the first last. "

  Your brother in Christ, Father Santiago