I always post Sunday’s Gospel on Tuesday or Wednesday so that we can mediate together on Scripture. This week I’m moved by the line “and you did not believe him “. I’m reminded that I am a sinner who is easily distracted and misled by other people and the world around me. Instead of developing a deeper love and understanding for God I’m allowing my values to be weakened by worldly desires and people who are not on a path to truth. My soul is like a desert in search of water to fill the emptiness. I pray I may be the one who said I believe and will believe until the end.
I invite you to share your thoughts and feelings
“The Parable of the Two Sons
“What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’
“‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
“Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.
“Which of the two did what his father wanted?”
“The first,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. 32 For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.
Matthew 21:28-32New International Version (NIV)