What do you think? A man had two sons; he went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’ He answered, ‘I will not’; but later he changed his mind and went. The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered, ‘I go, sir’; but he did not go. Which of the two did the will of his father?” They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him; and even after you saw it, you did not change your minds and believe him.”
What do you think? There are many baptized, Christians who proclaim their faith loudly, yet act out of piety and not out of love. They support the election of an abuser of girls to the the senate and they seek legal permission to discriminate against those of whom they disapprove. They want to pass tax cuts for the wealthy while increasing taxes on the poor, and they long to take health insurance away from those who cannot afford to pay for it. There are others who do not profess any faith, but they love their neighbor and care for the widow and orphan and they seek justice for the poor and the marginalized. Which of these groups do you think is doing the will of Jesus?