One issue that comes up again and again in the four gospels is money or greed. Poverty that is caused by greed. Only Matthew follows that conversation with this parable, and of course, only Matthew has this parable. The Rich Young Ruler asks Jesus about how he can inherit “eternal life”. Jesus tells him what he has told many others, they must eat his body and drink his blood and thus inherit the gift.
(Matthew 16: 8-11) Jesus said, “You of little faith, why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not perceive? Do you not remember the five loaves for five thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you gathered? How could you fail to perceive that I was not speaking about bread?
Many have said, since then, that this saying was “too hard”, just as the leftover crowd from the feeding of the e5000 men, plus women and children, complained about the “HARD SAYINGS” of Jesus when he outlined for them how a person can inherit eternal life( be of him and see him as he stands in literature). He said to them that they must eat his body and blood and drink his blood and thus inherit the gift”. That’s the wisdom the literature of Israel speaking, saying it is impossible. Only with YHWH is it possible.
People who object the violation of the “a day’s pay for a day’s work” in his parable are telling the owners of the vineyard what to do with his money, not how to run his business, etc…)
“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? Grid up on your loins like a man, I will question you and you shall declare ME”.
Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding
Who determined it’s measurements-surely you know!
I know that you can do all things
And that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.
WHO is this who hides counsel without knowledge?
Therefore I have uttered what I did not; understand,
Hear, and I will seek.
I will question you, and you declare me.
I had heard of you by the hearing of the ear.
But no my eye sees you,
Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes.