Sat - 26.07.14


Saturday 26th July, 2014
Ss Joachim and Anne. Jeremiah 7:1-11. How lovely is your dwelling-place, Lord, mighty God! Ps 83(84):3-6, 8, 11. Matthew 13:24‐30.

  
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Jesus tells the parable of the weeds in today’s gospel.

As with all parables, the aim is to stretch us, to encourage us to think and reflect, and to reveal more about our God. Today we are reminded that good and evil will always be found together in persons and institutions. The invitation is for us to recognise both the good and evil that we are capable of. The message always has a radical edge, a challenge not only of awareness, but also of changing our behaviour, our actions. Rather than operating in a dualistic space of good and bad, right and wrong, we are stretched to recognise both the good and bad that is part of us. The labelling of others as ‘evil’ throughout history has often led to intolerance, tension, hatred and violence. Consistently Jesus models that we need to change the ‘other’ into ‘another’ in our hearts and minds.

 

 

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