All right, my words are coming back to haunt me and I’m now contemplating my own spiritual needs. I’ve written before about my struggle with the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Coveting is not my problem, but I now suspect my perception and obsession with fairness may lead to envy. In The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard the workers began to grumble against the landowner who paid all the workers the same wage regardless of how much work they had done. The landowner responded, “Friend, I am not being unfair to you. Didn’t you agree to work for a denarius? Take your pay and go. I want to give the man who was hired last the same as I gave you. Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous” (Matt 20:13-15 NIV)? Obviously my focus on fairness and equality keeps me from seeing generosity.