September 21 – Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Gods Generosity

September 18th, 2014

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First Reading          : Isaiah 55:6-9
God's ways are far beyond the ways of human beings.

Responsorial Psalm : Psalm 145:2-3,8-9,17-18
God is near to those who call upon him.  

Second Reading         : Philippians 1:20c-24,27a
Paul tells the Philippians to live for Christ.

Gospel Reading         : Matthew 20:1-16

Our God is a God of surprises. It is this strange and unexpected generosity with creates problems. Those who think they can calculate exactly how God must act are in for a surprise. All work in the vineyard should be delighted that some receive what is just, while others have been blessed with God’s great generosity. Who are we to question why? Can God not do what He likes with his love? The point is that it is His kingdom and not ours. Even the grumbler is called ‘my friend’. God doesn't count or measure when he gives. He makes too much vine at the wedding, more than 100 gallons of it. He multiplies much bread and there were 12 baskets of bread left over. He pays a day’s wages even to those labourers who came to work at the last hour. When God does things he does in a BIG way.