We look at the parable of the laborers in the field and talk about our cultural obsession with fairness. Jesus challenges us to stop worrying so much about who deserves what and begin to trust, instead, in the overwhelming generosity of God.
In the context of a discussion on sin in the church community, Peter asks Jesus how many times he should forgive – seven times? Jesus’ reply and the following parable challenge us to forgive indefinitely. We talk about the challenges of forgiveness and the calling that Jesus places on his disciples to forgive.
We watch Peter, just after being called the rock on which the church will be built, foolishly rebuke Jesus and receive a different designation – Satan, a stumbling block to Jesus. We look at Peter more broadly and find that maybe even his foolishness is something we should embrace as disciples of Jesus.