On Sunday in Angeles, Pope Francis reflects on the parable of the vineyard workers, heard in the Gospel of the day, explaining two ways in which God works.
In his reflection on the Gospel on Sunday, Pope Francis highlighted two attitudes of the landlord in Jesus’ parable of the vineyard workers: “call” and “reward”.
Everyone calls, always calls
Jesus speaks of a landowner who “calls” people to work in his vineyard. “That owner represents the God who calls,” Pope Francis said All rights reserved And calls As always. This is how God works today, and we are called to imitate this attitude by going out to seek people wherever they are.
“This means that the horizons of hope are open to those who stand in existential circles, people who have not yet experienced, or lost, the power and light that comes from meeting Christ,” he said.
He added, “The church must always be like God, always going out. She gets sick when the church doesn’t go out. “It is good that the church is leaving on its own, despite the dangers,” said Pope Francis. “God always goes out because He is a loving Father – the church must always do the same thing, always go out.”
Going beyond justice
The second attitude of the landowner also reflects the work of God. When workers are paid their wages, the employer pays everyone the same, no matter how long they work. From this we learn that “Jesus is not talking about work and wages, but about the kingdom of God and the goodness of the heavenly Father.”
God “does not look at time and fruit,” the pope continued. Instead, he considers “the availability and comfort with which we engage in his service.” This is what Pope Francis said Just more, It is beyond justice, it is manifest in it Grace. ”
The pope explained that those who rely on their own merits “see themselves last”, “those who humbly submit themselves to the mercy of the Father find themselves first from the last.”
Field and vineyard
Pope Francis concluded his Angelus Sermon by saying: “May St. Mary help us to experience daily the joy and wonder of God’s calling to work for Him in His field for the world and in the vineyard of the Church. ”
“He prayed that we would receive our only reward [God’s] Love, the friendship of Jesus, is that Everything For us. ”
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