True servants

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time: Mt 21:28-32

28 “Now, what do you think? There was once a man who had two sons. He went to the elder one and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’

29 ‘I don’t want to,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.

30 Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. ‘Yes, sir,’ he answered, but he did not go.

31 Which one of the two did what his father wanted?”

“The elder one,” they answered.

So Jesus said to them, “I tell you: the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the Kingdom of God ahead of you.

32 For John the Baptist came to you showing you the right path to take, and you would not believe him; but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. Even when you saw this, you did not later change your minds and believe him.”

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