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When Things Just Don't Seem Fair

"But many who are first will be last, and the last will be first. For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard..." ~Matthew 19:30-20:1

The gospel turns the world and its expectations upside down. In today's gospel passage, Jesus shares his famous parable of the laborers in the vineyard and their unbelievably generous employer. This morning at UPC we immerse ourselves in gospel wisdom about fairness and grace, and the surprising road from one to the other.


Image: an 1880 painting of the Laborers in the Vineyard by Lawrence W. Lapp of Utica, NY; courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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