September 24, 2017

Expanding Our Boundaries

Along with the parable of the Prodigal Son, the parable is one of those stories of forgiveness so radical that it offends, because it seems to reward those who have done the least while it sends those who have worked the hardest to the end of the line. "So the last will be first and the first last," Jesus says, scrambling the usual order of things, and challenging all the usual assumptions by which most of us live our lives.