Monday 31 July 2023

About Today Readings

St Ignatius Loyola

Exodus 32:15-24, 30-34. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good – Psalm 105(106):19-23. Matthew 13:31-35.

The kingdom of heaven is . . .

Today’s message is relevant to our world. Moses is angry with the people for their worship of the golden calf, and so is the psalmist. In the Gospel, Jesus’ parables liken the kingdom of heaven to something very small, almost hidden, but always there.

How different from the battles for earthly kingdoms we have been experiencing in recent times. Just as nations have their golden calves, so can we as individuals. We need to be constantly assessing our lives and asking ourselves, ‘Who and what are our gods?’ It is so easy to slip into the ways of the world. The pressure is strong.

Lord, give us the grace to know our own gods, and the strength and the courage to make any changes we discover need to be made.


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