Saturday 29 July 2017

About Today Readings

St Martha.
Exodus 24:3-8. Psalm 49(50):1-2, 5-6, 14-15. Matthew 13:24-30.

Offer to God a sacrifice of praise — Psalm 49(50):1-2, 5-6, 14-15.

‘Let both grow till the harvest.’

What a beautifully consoling parable. What a wonderful exhortation to patience with ourselves and with others. Often, more aware of our faults than of the richness that lies within, we spend energy trying to root out faults, rather than letting our richness grow. And our awareness of others’ faults blocks our perception of the goodness in them.

In the Eucharist we are called to look at ourselves as we really are and become reconciled to being who we are. Lord, I know you love me with all my limitations and imperfections, even sins.

There are many harvest times in my life when I look back and see the growth of my capacity to trust, to hope and to love. Even with that darn darnel still there!

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