A way to live a mission at work.
Do the most good you can with whatever is entrusted to you in your work.
Based on Matthew 21:33-46
A way to live a mission at work based on Matthew 21:33-46, a reading from the Revised Common Lectionary for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 10/8/17.
[Jesus has driven the merchants and money changers out of the temple. The chief priest and elders are complaining to him. In response, Jesus tells this parable.] A landowner planted a vineyard with a fence and a watchtower. He leased it and went away. At harvest, the tenants killed the slave the landowner sent to collect his produce. He sent another and they did the same to him. Next, he sent his son sure they would respect his son. When they saw the heir, they killed him to get his inheritance. When the landowner comes he will put those tenants to death and leave the vineyard to other tenants who will give him the produce at harvest. Then Jesus comments on the parable referring to the scriptures. He says God’s kingdom (reign) will be taken away and given to those that produce the fruits of the kingdom. The chief priests and Pharisees know the parable is about them but they keep quiet knowing the crowds see Jesus as a prophet.
A theme: Bear fruit with what is given to your care.