Sunday, May 27, 2007

Why we need to walk on...

Say in the morning, a business man goes out and asks a few men to work for him at his cafe. These men agree on what is seen as the minimum wage of RM40 per day. RM40 for these guys to do whatever they are told to do for an entire day.

And at noon, this business man saw that he was still short-handed, goes out and offers another few men the minimum wage of RM40 for them to help out at his cafe.

And by the time high-tea was around the corner, there was an influx of customers, and this businessman went out agian in search for more workers. The same minimum of RM40 was offered to them and they duly proceeded to work at his restaurant.

So, at the end of the day, when everyone came to collect his wages, the fellas who were employed at the beginning of the day started to grumble saying that it's not fair that they had to work the whole day and got the same amount as those who worked through High-tea only.

But then, the Businessman took their grumbling and gave them this reasoning: That everyone had in the beginning agreed to work for the minimum wage of RM40 for a day, and that is what He is offering everyone who works for Him. It is already the minimum wage, and He is not prepared to give anyone anything less.

Besides, it's not about what you do for the minimum wage, but how you do it. It all comes back to the moment you agreed to work for this Businessman. What you have agreed upon shall be legal and binding. There is no reason at all why the Businessman should give you anything more or anything less. Not even to the point of Him being called unfair.

But if you really look into it, He isn't being unfair. He's being just in a matter of fact!

So, if you're still wondering where am I getting at, substitute the Businessman with God, and minimum wage with Salvation.

We are all called to 'work' at different times, but who are we to judge that people who were called later than we were should be given a lesser salvation?


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Not so early in the morning leh..

And you stole this from somewhere I've heard this story many a time.. Haha.

May 27, 2007 9:36 am  
Blogger Michele said...

Isn't this the parable of the employer and the workers in the field?

May 27, 2007 2:07 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ah... shows that you guys have been reading up... hahahaha...


May 28, 2007 2:50 am  

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