Monday 31 July 2017

About Today Readings

St Ignatius Loyola.
Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34. Psalm 105(106):19-23. Matthew 13:31-35.

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good — Psalm 105(106):19-23.

‘I will speak to you in parables …’

In this pair of parables that reflect his hearers’ life experience, Jesus likens the kingdom of heaven to the tremendous growth potential of a tiny mustard seed and to the capacity of yeast to permeate a large amount of flour.

From a work perspective, the former relates to the agricultural pursuits of his male audience and the latter to the domestic activities of his female audience.

Both parables call to mind the song, ‘From little things big things grow’.

Moreover, both imply that Jesus’ saving message is directed to all humankind and that we, his disciples, have a role in disseminating it.

Dear Lord, be present to me in all that I do and, as I grow in your love, may I also help others to grow in faith.

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