26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Reading I: Ezekiel 18:25-28 II: Philipians 2:1-11
Matthew 21:28-32

28 "What do you think? A man had two sons; and he went to the first and said, 'Son, go and work in the vineyard today.'
29 And he answered, 'I will not'; but afterward he repented and went.
30 And he went to the second and said the same; and he answered, 'I go, sir,' but did not go.
31 Which of the two did the will of his father?" They said, "The first." Jesus said to them, "Truly, I say to you, the tax collectors and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.
32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the harlots believed him; and even when you saw it, you did not afterward repent and believe him.

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The response to Jesus is a critical. Those who truly do the will of God will enter the kingdom.

  1. Listen to Jesus saying to me, "Son, go and work in the vineyard today." What is the vineyard, and what work does Jesus invite me to do?
  2. Examine my good deeds. Are they more external like the son saying yes (which is good and important), or are they following what God wants me to do?

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