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 […]

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY – July, 02

Last week we faced the challenge that our discipleship involved encountering various forms of opposition and confrontation – even from those very close to us. THIS SUNDAY’S GOSPEL [MATTHEW 10: 37 – 42] concludes the second section of the apostle’s record of the Good News. The verses under consideration emphasise that the cross which must […]