I have always wondered why the employer didn’t pay the full-day workers first. They would have received what was promised and went away happy. They wouldn’t have seen what was given to those hired last. They were set up.
Oh, the problems that come when we compare. In this day where everyone’s “blessings” are posted and publicized, we can be like those first hirelings. Social media can set us up for comparison. In the parable, comparison revealed a discontented heart. When we see the blessings of others, do we become discontent with our own scarcity?
“The opposite of scarcity is not abundance. It is simply having enough.” Brene Brown
It’s a good idea to remember: We don’t need to have what others have. We don’t need to do what others are doing. We have enough.