Sunday, September 21, 2008

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Matthew 20: 1-16a
God loves all her children. He offers eternal joy to saints and sinners alike. Why should we be upset at the idea of an empty hell? How is this unfair to us? We refuse to love as God loves. We demand that the wicked be punished, that the thoughtless be sent to bed without dessert. We are like the spoiled child who throws a tantrum because our lazy brothers and sisters are given the same toys and allowance, even though they failed to complete their chores. We should be grateful that our Divine Parent's love is not as conditional and unequal as our own. It is his love to give, so who are we to be envious simply because she is generous?