A spoonful of cod liver oil

Matthew 20.1-16 / Proper 20 Introduction The writer Barbara Brown Taylor describes the parable of the labourers in the vineyard as being a little like cod liver oil: you know Jesus is right, you know it must be good for you, but that doesn’t make it any easier to swallow. This is one of those … Continue reading A spoonful of cod liver oil

The Unfairness of Grace

Matthew 20.1-16   A short sermon given at this week's Wednesday service of Holy Communion   The parable of the workers in the vineyard is completely unfair.   It tells us that God gives the same rewards to people who work all their lives for him, to lifelong followers and faithful believers who take on … Continue reading The Unfairness of Grace