26th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
A CCD teacher was introducing the Ten Commandments to her young students. After explaining the command to “Honor your father and mother,” she asked the class, “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?”
A bright young boy’s hand shot up. “thou shall not kill?”
Today’s Gospel story reminds us of the commandment to honor our parents. The first son first refuses his father’s request, but later decides to obey it and goes to work in the vineyard. The second son promises to do what his father asks, but never gets around to it. The old adage was never truer: the road to hell is surely paved with good intentions.
Deacon Dick Folger