Both of today’s Mass readings point to the painful reality of jealousy and competitiveness in our lives. Joseph is sold by his brothers for twenty pieces of silver, and the son in the Gospel sent to the vineyard is put to death. Both of these images point us to Jesus, our Brother, God’s Beloved Son sent to us – our best Hope, our Mercy, our Freedom and Redemption, who is rejected and finally crucified.
How does my selfishness compete with or ignore all of the messages and inklings of Jesus’ kind presence in my day? How can I open my heart more and more in compassion, moment by moment to all that he presents?
Photograph by Brother Brian.