27 Sept 2020. Cycle A-2020. 26th Sunday OT. Ez 18:25-28; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32

The last state of change, that is, at time of death, determines one’s fate—heaven or hell (cf. Ez 18:25-28). A man had two sons. He came to the first and said, ‘Son, go out and work in the vineyard today.’ He said in reply, ‘I will not,’ but afterwards he changed his mind and went. The man came to the other son and gave the same order. He said in reply, ‘Yes, sir,’ but did not go. … (Mt 21:28-30).

Change can be beneficent;
Change can be maleficent.

Change can be for better;
Change can be for the worse.

Change can be constructive;
Change can be destructive.

Change directed is conversion;
Change whimsical is confusion.

Convert follows the code;
Confused follows the whim.

Change that matters is
Change that builds up life.

Change that counts is
Change that lasts to death.

Witness—changer who shares change;
Preacher—changer who tales change.

Divine Law, that is, ‘Love them…’,
Changes no way.

Human law, that is, ‘Force them…’,
Changes always. VSS

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