MONDAY OF THE SEVENTEENTH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME JULY 27, 2020


MASS READINGS:


A reading according to the Gospel of Matthew 13:31-35


Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds. “The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the ‘birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.’” He  spoke to them another parable. “The Kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened.” All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables. He spoke to them only in parables, to fulfill what had been said through the prophet: I will open my mouth in parables, I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation of the world.


REFLECTION: “The Kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush."


Jesus taught in parables. They interpret life. The mustard seed is so small but with nurturing and good care it will grow up to be a large tree. Growth does not make a sound. One day it is a seed and then seemingly overnite it is a large tree.


How can a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field be like the Kingdom of God? It begins small. Such is the case of faith and prayer in the heart of men. If we are receptive to Jesus or the Word of God, we will see a transformation from within. Once it takes root in our hearts we can be made holy by the power of the Holy Spirit.


God Bless You

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