A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.
Jesus put this parable to the chief priests and elders of the people, “What do you think? There was a landowner who had two children. The landowner approached the elder and said, ‘My child, go out and work in the vineyard today.’ This one replied, ‘I am on my way,’ but never went. Then the landowner came to the second child and said the same thing. This one said in reply, ‘No, I will not,’ but afterwards regretted it and went. Which of the two did what was
wanted?” They said, “The second.” Jesus said to them, “1 assure you that tax collectors and prostitutes are entering the kindom of God before you. When John came walking on the road of holiness, you did not believe him; but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. Yet even when you saw that, you did not repent and believe.”
The Good News as spoken through Matthew.