Salvation is offered equally to all

Reading: Matthew 20:1-16 Note that in the previous passages (Matthew 19:16-30), the subject was about salvation, following the Lord, and eternal rewards. In this succeeding passage, the kingdom of heaven is likened to a landowner seeking for people to work in his vineyard. We know the story–workers were found early in the morning who agreed…

What’s in it for me?

Reading: Matthew 19:21-30 Pardon me, but sometimes, I just can’t help laughing about how Jesus’ disciples behaved. Do you react the same, or is it just me? So here comes the rich young man who claimed to have kept all the commandments, and yet, a camel will find it easier to go through the eye…

Twelve still. Where are the 10?

Reading: Matthew 19:27-30 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (v.28). I have been brooding over the context of this…