A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Monday 4 June


2 Peter 1: 2-7, Psalm 91, Mark 12: 1-12

Internal Conflict

Parables are like shawls. They adapt to individuals. This gospel reading reminds me of the ongoing conflict between selfishness and selflessness. There are two movements. The ego demands everything for me-me-me, while that spark of God in us wants to serve others.

Which should we listen to? Well, both. When we know the body as the temple of the soul, then we understand the mature function of the ego as temple guardian. Both work together in serving God in all creation. In the parable, we become trusted servants in a very big vineyard.

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