Reflection from Fr. Taylor: July 23, 2017, 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Wisdom 12:13,16-19   Romans 8:26-27   Matthew 13:24-43

Jesus again this Sunday proposes parables. He uses this as a way of teaching. We often look at the parables as colorful stories that Jesus told in order to communicate with His audience. He was aware that many who hear His invitation did not want to serve the kingdom and so the parables were an open way to be able to have a change of heart.

All of us have decisions to make every day. We can try to be a Disciple or we get by with just being part of the crowd. The parable discourse warns us that kinship with Jesus should not be lightly presumed. A disciple of Jesus is one who ponders his words and translates them into daily action. Perhaps a  good way to look at them is to look at our own lives and say where do I stand on this? Am I with the crowd or am I with Jesus?

It is never too late to have a change of heart. Each day we are invited to have just a closer walk with Jesus. Hopefully we find many opportunities in our ministries to carry this out.

 

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