The Two Sons

Matthew 21:28-32

Stained Glass Window "The Two Sons"

The hand is employed to symbolize the entreating father. A fruitful vine is used to typify the son who refused his father’s request, but later repented. The son who said ‘yes’ but failed to act is shown beside a withered vine. The orchid is symbolic of pride and hypocrisy. At the lower left a sea shell is pictured. This symbol proclaims that one becomes a child of God through baptism.This window was given in memory of Mrs. Olga Hanson from her children Harold, Axel, Carl, John, Haakon, Mary, Olga, and Genevieve.

“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 God ahead of you. For John came to you to show you the ways of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw then, you did not repent and believe him.”

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