I remember being in elementary school the first time I heard the parable of the laborers. I looked at my aunt while the sermon was still being preached and whispered “I get why those early morning workers were mad. I’d be mad too.”
She said “Well Codi Brown!” She went on to explain what Jesus was teaching. “…You should always be happy for the people that decide to follow Jesus.”
That’s the difference between judging things spiritually and judging in the flesh.
In the flesh Christ’s teachings are foolishness. But once we’ve accepted Him as our Saviour they become words of life.
I’m so thankful for my aunt’s wisdom. But mostly I’m overjoyed that I can look and see where Jesus has made a change in me.
My perspective has changed.
Originally posted August 27, 2015