"Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. SO WAS FULFILLED WHAT WAS SPOKEN THROUGH THE PROPHET:
'I will open my mouth in parables,
I will utter things hidden since the creation of the world [Psalm 78:2].'
[Jesus speaking] " ' What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, "Son, go and work today in the vineyard."
" ' "I will not," he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.
" 'Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, "I will, sir," but he did not go.'
" 'Which of the two did what his father wanted?'
" 'The first,' they answered.
"Jesus said to them, 'I TELL YOU THE TRUTH, THE TAX COLLECTORS AND THE PROSTITUTES ARE ENTERING THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN AHEAD OF YOU. For John came to show you the way of righteousness, and YOU DID NOT BELIEVE HIM, BUT THE TAX COLLECTORS AND PROSTITUTES DID. And even after you saw this, YOU DID NOT REPENT AND BELIEVE.' "
-- Testimony of Matthew, the tax collector (Matthew 21:28-32, NIV)
"In the past, God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed [a.k.a. Jesus Christ]. He has given proof of this to all men by raising him from the dead." -- Paul (Acts17:30-31, NIV)
So thankful my sins have been taken care of by the "cover charge" that Jesus paid when He shed His blood on the cross! As the saying goes, sincere "Christians are not perfect, just forgiven!" -- PY