On Today’s Gospel

Posted: July 24, 2014 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

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The Eucharistic celebration, the sacraments, the Church, it’s traditions, it’s teachings even the Word of God is meaningless, senseless and useless if we are separated from our groom. How can we see the value in them? Of how priceless and precious they are? If we do not see or hear the source? The living water, eternal fountain! How can our hearts receive Him if it is not prepared to receive Him?

How sad it is that some have heard and responded to our Lord’s call but have leaky cisterns. While they may contain the living water for a while, they are not able to hold on to it. While others who can hold on for much longer never have depth or a complete understanding. They had decided to pick and choose and understand only what they are familiar with and hold true to them.

There is hope that if we so desire to know the Word of God, to see, hear and understand. We can turn to Him our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, He will heal and transform us so that we may enter into life with Him and ALL will be open to us!

Abba Father I adore You! Lord Jesus, I adore You! O Holy Spirit I adore You! Teach and guide me that I may know and understand Your Word and Your Will for me. Let me worship You in heart, word and deed. Amen

FIRST READING
Jeremiah 2:1–3, 7–8, 12–13

GOSPEL
Matthew 13:10–17

The disciples approached Jesus and said,
“Why do you speak to the crowd in parables?” He said to them in reply, “Because knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted. To anyone who has, more will be given and he will grow rich; from anyone who has not, even what he has will be taken away. This is why I speak to them in parables, because they look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand. Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them, which says:

You shall indeed hear but not understand, you shall indeed look but never see. Gross is the heart of this people, they will hardly hear with their ears, they have closed their eyes, lest they see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and be converted and I heal them.

“But blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear. Amen, I say to you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”

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