Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Matthew 20

Again, "The kingdom of heaven is like..." What is the kingdom like? It is like some people getting what they deserve and some people getting way better than they deserve. The order of paychecks is reversed to show this off. This is little more than an apology for grace. Life in the kingdom is like GRACE! I cannot help but notice that God's grace prompts badness out of some people. I guess that happens when others get more grace than me.

Jesus asked Zebedee's wife and the blind beggars essentially the same question, "What do you want me to do for you?" This is a great question to focus my prayer. Every morning when I hit my knees I need to ask this as though Jesus was asking it of me himself. I think Jesus likes to be asked.

1 comment:

Tiff said...

I wonder if, as the economy continues to decline, if more people will look at their denarius from a full day's work and recognize that it is by grace we have the job and the rightful pay. Maybe more of us will be grateful for our work, do a better job in the heat of the day and be a better coworker. And for us Mom's at home, be even more grateful for the gift of being home with our kids and the sacrifice our husbands make to keep us here.