Drawing closer to God is far more important than how you get there or when
by Renae Bauer
Any time is a good time for a change of heart.
That’s the hope I find in Sunday’s Gospel in which Jesus tells the parable of the two sons instructed to work in the vineyard. The first son says “no” but then works in the vineyard anyway; the second son says “yes” but fails to follow through. We know which son did the right thing.
Like the first son, how can we have a change of heart, a turning towards God? The Second Reading offers some ideas:
- Be humble
- Care about the well-being of others
- Model Jesus’ example of following God’s words
If you long for a change of heart in yourself or someone else, keep persevering. God never gives up and neither should we.
Love the fact that God’s love always provided a way back home. That there are no dead ends. That we can always turn to God for mercy.