24th September 2017
In this section from Isaiah we hear him telling us two contrasting notions. Firstly we must seek God and secondly God is utterly inaccessible to us. So we must live like an adventurer going where we do not really know – an exciting challenge!
Paul writes to the Philippians as though with the first reading in mind. He wants to be close to God as he will be after death, but it is probably God’s will that he has a few years to go, so he will still keep in touch with them for the time being at least.
Matthew loves to express the good news in with narrative and parables. This long parable is also about the length of life and the amount of time we live for God’s work – whatever the length we will all get the same reward in heaven.
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