posted on Jun, 28 2012 @ 02:29 PM
This sounds like Jesus' parable about the workers and the vineyard. Here's one version from the book of Matthew:
Matthew chapter 21, verses 33-45:
33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built
a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country:
34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.
36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.
37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.
38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.
39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.
40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?
41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the
fruits in their seasons.
42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this
is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?
43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
As noted, you seem to be making an analogy in asking if we would do the same with one of our children.
There is the part about the tri-une nature of God in that God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all part of a single God. Jesus is
God in the 'flesh", coming to live among us a human. There is the love exhibited here in that he wants to be with us his creation. It might seem
cruel that God expected to be killed, but it provides a full life experiencing the best and worst of human behavior, and allows for a death of someone
who for an entire life did nothing wrong - did no sin - to take our place in death for us who are not able to live perfect lives.
The story also seems to hint at the eventual spread of the news of Jesus beyond the Jewish people, who had so far been the keepers of the revealed
words of God.