Sunday, July 17, 2011

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A, 17 July 2011

Click here to download and listen to this homily (17 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Catherine of Siena Parish in Petersburg AK. In the parable of the weeds and the wheat Jesus teaches us not to jump to conclusions and quickly judge others or even ourselves as good or bad.  Real strength is shown in mercy. Or as in the story of the old Chines farmer who's mare ran away. "How are we to know if this is a blessing or not?"  Nothing that happens in the world does so without the passive or active will of God.  Let us work this week at suspending judgment or if we do judge let us judge everything as a blessing from God.

Readings: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Psalm 86; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43.

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