What surprises you about the landowner’s employment practices? Why do you think he would hire people at 5:00 pm—an hour before quitting time? What seems to motivate the actions of the landowner in hiring AND in wages? Do you think the workers’ complaint about unfair treatment is valid?
This is a story about the kingdom of heaven. How is employment and wages in the kingdom different from employment and wages in our world? Who receives the greatest benefits from “kingdom labor practices?” Would you like to work in the kingdom of heaven? Why or why not?
For Pastor Ray’s perspective on this story as it relates to employment and wages, go HERE