Christ our King has identified completely with those who are hungry, thirsty, homeless, without clothing, in need of healing or imprisoned.
In our faith communities we’re challenged to find ways to discover the gifts each person has, and to discover how to put them at the service of the Kingdom.
In today's Gospel reading Matthew warned his community that all of its members needed to be prepared for the Lord's eventual return.
Jesus condemns those who do not practice what they preach; who forget that service in love is what leaders in the community must embody.
In the Book of Exodus, God tells us that our conduct toward people who are vulnerable must be tempered by recalling our own human condition.
Christians have an obligation to be good citizens. But God can and will call on us for a response which comes first.
Jesus taught us how God gives sinners another chance. But we must take the Kingdom--and our participation in it--very seriously.
In some versions of the Biblical stories, the very productivity of the vineyard stands for how God's people fail to make use of the care and nurturing God lavishes on us.
The point our Lord wants to make is clear: those who sin can change. Sinners who repent are welcome in the Kingdom.
Perhaps we're meant to delve deeper into what "fairness" means in human terms, so that we can understand it in God's terms.