"The Christian Church has mostly reduced Christ’s ministry to one of dying to placate an angry God bent on punishing the sinners. According to this limited view, the death of Christ was payment on behalf of sinners; providing God with the legal right to forgive sins, past, present and future. More seriously, it damages the doctrine of grace."
Like many middle-borns in the birth order, I confess to being somewhat obsessed with fairness and the parable of “The Workers in the Vineyard” triggers my injustice meter.
In the parable of the unmerciful servant, we get a play by play of a man who just like each of us wants forgiveness but yet does not extend the same mercy and kindness to others.