On Today’s Gospel

Posted: July 27, 2020 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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Are we growing in our faith? Have we fallen deeper in love with Lord our God? From the very beginning God our Father has desired an intimate relationship with us His children. Such that He made it possible through our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ for us to share in an intimate union with Him. How have we repaid His loving kindness, mercy and love? By ingratitude? By continuing to put our ‘idols’ and cares of the world above Him? We will indeed reap what we sow!

There is nothing hidden from us His faithful for we live to love and glorify Him with all our hearts. We live in the mystery revealed to us and that which will be revealed in its fullness in His time. Indeed our tiny hearts have grown for His kingdom reigns in it. We live and love in His presence, our families, our communities, our church and our brethren His children. And it is our ongoing mission to grow in His love and to be fruitful, for His Kingdom come, His Will be done. Amen

First reading

Jeremiah 13:1-11
Let this evil people become good for nothingThe Lord said this to me, ‘Go and buy a linen loincloth and put it round your waist. But do not dip it in water.’ And so, as the Lord had ordered, I bought a loincloth and put it round my waist. A second time the word of the Lord was spoken to me, ‘Take the loincloth that you have bought and are wearing round your waist; up! Go to the Euphrates and hide it in a hole in the rock.’ So I went and hid it near the Euphrates as the Lord had ordered me. Many days afterwards the Lord said to me, ‘Get up and go to the Euphrates and fetch the loincloth I ordered you to hide there.’ So I went to the Euphrates, and I searched, and I took the loincloth from the place where I had hidden it. The loincloth was spoilt, good for nothing. Then the word of the Lord was addressed to me, ‘Thus says the Lord: In the same way I will spoil the arrogance of Judah and Jerusalem. This evil people who refuse to listen to my words, who follow the dictates of their own hard hearts, who have followed alien gods, and served them and worshipped them, let them become like this loincloth, good for nothing. For just as a loincloth clings to a man’s waist, so I had intended the whole House of Judah to cling to me – it is the Lord who speaks – to be my people, my glory, my honour and my boast. But they have not listened.’

Gospel

Matthew 13:31-35
The smallest of all seeds grows into the biggest shrub of allJesus put a parable before the crowds: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed which a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the biggest shrub of all and becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and shelter in its branches.’
He told them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through.’
In all this Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables; indeed, he would never speak to them except in parables. This was to fulfil the prophecy:I will speak to you in parables
and expound things hidden since the foundation of the world.

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