THAT'S NOT FAIR: This opening parable rubs us the wrong way. You kind of want to take Jesus aside and explain to Him what these kinds of policies will do to overall employee morale, and perhaps implore Him to institute some sort of incentive pay for those who have the wherewithal to get to work early. Of course, we know that Jesus isn't giving lessons on farm management, rather He's teaching us that the person who exercises true faith twenty minutes prior to their death will receive the same grace as does a person who believes from childhood and has maintained a lifetime of service on multiple church committees. Before you instinctively conclude that this isn't fair either, remember what really isn't fair: the fact that God saves anybody at all.
Jesus would be a little perplexed at our complaints. After all, He's spoke of the reward based on our accomplis