laborers in the vineyard

POETRY: Do You Honor God?, by Hippolytus of Rome

January 27, 2016

 For the kingdom of Heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.  After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.  And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, and to them he said, “You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.” So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, “Why do you stand here idle all day?” They said to him, “Because no one has hired us.” He said to them, “You go into the vineyard [...]

GOD 101: Understanding Inscrutability

February 26, 2014

Do You Honor God? Hippolytus of Rome Translated from the Greek by Walter Mitchell Do you honor God? Do you love him —here’s the very feast for your pleasure. Are you his servant, knowing his wishes? —be glad with your Master, share his rejoicing. Are you worn down with the labor of fasting? —now is the time of your payment. The Laborers in the Vineyard For the kingdom of Heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.  After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard.  When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and he said to them, “You also go into the vineyard, and I will pay you [...]