Monthly Archives: July 2017

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY – July, 23

Last weeks’ reflection ended with the observation that “the unidentified rocks and thorns are the barriers of our own making.” It takes a real sense of purpose, honesty and self-evaluation to identify those areas of our discipleship which stand in need of change and upgrade. The prophet Jeremiah once said “break up your fallow ground, […]

FIFTEENTH SUNDAY – July, 16

In general the scriptures have many examples of apparent paradoxes and enigmas. TODAY’S OLD TESTAMENT READING [ISAIAH 55: 10 – 11] tells us that “so shall my word that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty.” Yet, TODAY’S GOSPEL [MATTHEW 13: 1 – 23] teaches clearly that God’s word(the seed that is sown) does not always produce what was […]