As Jesus is the cornerstone upon which the Church is built, so are his teachings the unifying cornerstone of Christian doctrine.
Let Go, Let God:
Surrendering Self-Centered Delusions
in the Costly Journey of Faith
The parable in Matthew 20:1-16 is likely not about a real vineyard and therefore not an excuse for unjust or whimsical wages on earth. No vineyard owner would pay someone who worked only an hour a day’s wages. So, it is a parable, an exaggerated story to teach us about the kingdom of heaven, not things on this earth. However, it is about just wages in heaven. To God, it is irrelevant how long someone has served him. It is also unimportant what titles a person has accrued. In heaven there will be a Great Reversal, where the first will be last and the last first. So let us beware of allowing titles, position and tenure to delude us into thinking that we are better. Let us not look down on anyone. They may be our boss in heaven.