Almost losing the race

Post cover image by Tomas Castelazo derivative work: Veronidae (This file was derived from: Prostitute tj.jpg:) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons Reading: Matthew 21:28-32 Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.” – Matthew 21:31 In a…

Who is this?

Reading: Matthew 21:1-11 “Say to the Daughter of Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey.’” “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!” … The whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is JESUS….”

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…