The origin of “the Eleventh Hour” may be traced to “The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard,” in which the laborers hired at the eleventh hour (before the end of a 12-hour work day) were paid as much as the ones hired early in the morning, despite only working for one hour. The parable’s message is any laborer who accepts the invitation to work in the vineyard, even if late in the day, will receive a reward equal to those who’ve been faithful from the
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