Do you want everyone to be saved? And if so, what does it mean? When we are saved by Jesus, are we then obligated to be sharing this gift with others? Today’s gospel is not primarily about economic theory or cost-benefit analysis. While I readily admit I am one who wishes that the first workers got more, we miss the point of the story when we reduce it to wages and work.
This is about salvation. As the Gentiles were also experiencing salvation, as the Jewish people outside the law were experiencing salvation, there were some who were angry. How can these newcomers be receiving the same as me? How can those who abandoned the Law now be received into a relationship with God? If Jesus has changed our lives, genuinely and sincerely, we should want to share it. So, imitate the vineyard owner and get more workers.