28 “What do you think? A man had two sons;
he went to the first and said,
“Son, go and work in the vineyard today.’
29 He answered, “I will not’;
but later he changed his mind and went.
30 The father went to the second and said the same; and he answered,
“I go, sir’; but he did not go.
31 Which of the two did the will of his father?”
They said, “The first.” Jesus said to them,
“Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes
are going into the kingdom of God ahead of you.
32 For John came to you in the way of righteousness and you did not believe him,
but the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him;
and even after you saw it,
you did not change your minds and believe him.
“Lord, as I examine my own life,
I find that You have both saved me
from some of my own bad choices,
and forgiven me for the others.
You have sent Your Holy Spirit to influence my heart with compassion and love,
and often I did not heed.
and allow me to listen with my heart in the future.
In the name of Christ Jesus I pray; Amen”