Family Activity

What Would Happen If...

On the heels of last week's parable, Jesus told the story of the selfish workers who killed the son of the owner. While the parable had symbolic overtones (the owner is God, the workers are the Jewish leaders, Jesus is the son, etc.), the moral was clear. Selfishness will not go unpunished.

However, there is a flip side to the moral. Selfless cooperation will be rewarded. What would have happened if the workers were selfless? Read Matthew 21:33-43 with your family. Have members role play the parable. Then have them change the parable with selflessness in mind. How would the workers cooperate with the owner's servants and his Son? How does your family cooperate together? Discuss these questions. And don't forget to reward the family for their cooperation.