Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Go and Work in the vinyard today

Jesus tell the chief priests and elders a parable after they expose their motives in trying to trick Jesus with a question. They are not sincere about their faith in God and only concerned for their standing before each other and the crowds.

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

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Lord, how often should I forgive?

It is not a matter of whether we are ready to forgive but it is a matter of faith knowing God’s generosity in forgiveness given to us. In faithful service filled with God’s grace we in turn forgive as we are commanded.

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

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Woman, great is your faith

Jesus is confronted by a desperate Gentile woman seeking relief for her daughter who is tormented by a demon. Jesus ignores her but the woman persists in her pleas. The woman’s faith amazes Jesus and he heals the daughter.