The workers who were hired about five in the afternoon came and each received a denarius. So when those came who were hired first, they expected to receive more. But each one of them also received a denarius.
Even when we have just intuitions or glimpses of what we are (as is my case), many of the sayings and parables in the New Testament makes immediate sense. Of course, whatever we come up with are one or a few of many possible interpretations, each one with its own value and of benefit to different people in different situations and of different inclinations.
This parable is a reminder that it doesn’t matter when we have glimpses of what we are, or when it awakens to itself more stably. The “payoff” is the same.
What does differ is (a) how experienced and mature we are in living from and as this, and (b) to what extent we are familiar with each of the many facets we are familiar with – for instance as revealed through the head, heart and belly (divine feminine) centers.
Impulse: The Wisdom Jesus where the author writes about this parable.
- same pay
- reminder, may not be obvious….
- also, just one of many possible interpretations, each one helpful in different ways and for different people in different situations
- when notice what we are, doesn’t matter when it happens – the “pay” is the same, it’s equal
- the difference is how experienced we are in living from it, and perhaps how much of the terrain we are familiar with – the different facets of God