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'Everything is mercy, believe me.' Sunday Reflections, 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year A

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Parable of the Workers in the VineyardJohann Christian Brand [Wikipedia]
Readings(New American Bible: Philippines, USA)Readings(Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa)GospelMatthew 20:1-16 (English Standard Version Anglicised)Jesus said to his disciples:“For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire labourers for his vineyard.After agreeing with the labourers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the market-place,and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’So they went.Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same.And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘…