Sunday 16 July 2017

About Today Readings

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Week III Psalter.
Isaiah 55:10-11. Psalm 64(65):10-14. Romans 8:18-23. Matthew 13:1-23.

The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest — Psalm 64(65):10-14.

‘Large crowds gathered around Jesus by the lake.’

We’re all familiar with the parable of the sower, but there can always be something new to learn. Richard Leonard SJ says that this is a good sermon for reflecting on the environment.

For many, the facts and figures of our degraded environment fall on deaf ears. They don’t want to change their lifestyle. For many there are other issues that demand their attention, while some hear and want to do whatever they can so the earth bears fruit for future generations.

Jesus wanted people to go away and think about what he had said. Are we open to the wisdom and wonder of this lesson?

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