As Jesus is the cornerstone upon which the Church is built, so are his teachings the unifying cornerstone of Christian doctrine.

Heavenly Egalitarianism

Different but Equal
In Matthew 20:1-16 Jesus spoke a parable of heavenly egalitarianism. In an age when people clamor for equal pay for equal work, it may seem unjust for a vintner to pay workers the same no matter how many hours in a day they had worked. But this is not a parable about wages. It is a parable about the kingdom of heaven and the gifts of heaven. The obvious gift that is the same for every Christian is heaven itself. However, there are other heavenly gifts that are also given equally. Each one of us is equal in these gifts. The best gifts in life are free. No matter how long we have lived or what good deeds we have done, we all have the same gift of human life and will have the opportunity to choose eternal life..