Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time : 27th September 2020

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 21:28-32

Jesus said to the chief priests and elders of the people: ‘What is your opinion? A man had two sons. He went and said to the first, “My boy, go and work in the vineyard today.” He answered, “I will not go,” but afterwards thought better of it and went.

‘The man then went and said the same thing to the second who answered, “Certainly, sir,” but did not go.  Which of the two did the father’s will?’ They said, ‘The first.’ Jesus said to them, ‘In truth I tell you, tax collectors and prostitutes are making their way into the kingdom of God before you.

‘For John came to you, showing the way of uprightness, but you did not believe him, and yet the tax collectors and prostitutes did. Even after seeing that, you refused to think better of it and believe in him.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Like the two brothers in today’s Gospel, God has given us the free will to either follow or reject His commandments.


  • Though we may not reject God’s commandments outright like the younger brother, do we have the attitude of the elder brother to do things in our own ways and in our time?


  • Let us pray for the graces to live in God’s ways wholeheartedly.  Let us also ask for His forgiveness if we have not been able to live as He Wills of us.