Twenty Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

When we see acts of generosity, it can be natural to expect that we might receive some of that generosity as well.  It might sound strange to hear it said that someone is generous with one group and not another.  And such is the seeming riddle of today’s parable.  God is a just and generous giver.  When we receive what we have from God, there is no room for complaint, jealousy, or envy.  Let us die to our own sense of who is just and worthy in God’s sight and leave room to be surprised by his generosity.