calendar August 1, 2017 in ELCA

Bishop Eaton: Laborers in the Vineyard

Bishop Eaton

Reflecting on the parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard for, Bishop Eaton says that grace “is not something we deserve or earn or can work for. We are all utterly dependent upon God’s mercy, and God is very prodigal with mercy. The grace that all the laborers received—those who worked all day and those who worked for an hour—is that they all got a job, not because of their effort but from the generosity of the landowner. The grace that we receive is that God first loved us.”

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