The introduction of the criteria of compensation justice recording of merits and transgressions in our relationship with God is a devilish representation of faith. Today’s parable through ” the Vineyard Workers “ in Matthew 20: 16 ” So those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last. “; invites us to recognize that what we have receive from God, especially mercy & grace, is a GIFT. Let us recalled was is revealed into Romans 3: 23 – 24 about our Justification “… Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. ” God does not need us, but is both just too generous to us. We are challenged not to commit the sin of envy ( angry desire of something possessed by another or others; but not limited to material ownership ) of what others have, be it talents, money, or leisure, and added to that, feeling of anger for God himself for his distribution of Divine mercy & gifts, so poisoning our own relationship with God and reducing our love for God and neighbor.
We are called to rejoice in the awesome scale of God’s goodness when we see God extend his gifts and mercy to others – ” My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,…And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. ” Isaiah 55: 8 – 9. To do so is to love. Failure to do so, is to denied God – 1 John 4: 8 ” But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is LOVE. ” Therefore, Love begins with God, for God is love. God loves the Son, but he also loves the world in spite of its sin. Therefore he sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice, which the Son himself lovingly made. So powerful is this love that nothing can separate us from it ( Romans 8: 35 ). On the basis of the love of God and of Christ for us, we can and must love. God wants us to extend this love to him, to our neighbor and even to our enemies. It is the first and highest of all Christian virtues, even greater than faith and hope ( 1 Corinthians 13: 13 ), and the key test of Christian discipleship. Its central nature is selflessness, even to the point of self-sacrifice, for that is how Christ loved us.
The Body of Christ ( Church ) teaches that although all in heaven receive the vision of God – The ultimate prize – those who have loved more of earth will appreciate and enjoy it more. So let us rejoice now in the Goodness and mercy of God to us, trust in it, and also long and even work, to see it extended to others ( That is the purpose of yetna2glove.blog )
The dialogue between God and Man is established only where there is free encounter, free gift, unconditional reciprocal love. Who loves claim nothing and expects nothing, but to see the loved one truly happy ( Spirit, soul & body ).