by Dick Connealy, Notre Dame Associate
Jesus asks a question (Matthew 21:28-32)
A very easy question is asked in today’s gospel. The harder question is why?
I believe the answer the first son would have given to that question is the same one Jesus gave, “I must be about my father’s business”.
I was very fortunate to have a father who did not just tell me, but showed me what our business was here. If someone needed help on the side of the road we stopped and helped them. It did not matter if we were on the way to church, school, or our own work. We helped because that was our business.
It did not matter if it made us late. If people did not understand, then they do not understand why we are here. We are here to help one another. It is really that simple. I try in my feeble way to do that every single day. It is OUR business.