In this parable we examine the character of the king, the conduct of the subjects of the kingdom.
The Master in the parable, like Jesus, incarnates his deep concern for the poor as he shows costly love. The master’s generosity and compassion give the labourers great hope which we likewise must show to others, that they might find hope in this world. The Master’s treatment of his workers prompts those hired last to ask whether he has been fair to them? As Christians we might also ask whether God has been fair to us in certain circumstances. In light of the gospel however we know that he has been more than fair to us.