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"FAITH BOOK" offers Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings designed for persons on the run.  "Faith Book" is also brief enough to be posted in the Sunday parish bulletins people take home.

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16th SUNDAY (A) JULY 23, 2017

Wisdom 12: 13, 16-19; Psalm 86; Rom 8: 26-27; Matthew 13: 24-30

By Jude Siciliano, OP


From today’s Gospel reading:


"If you pull up the weeds

You might uproot the wheat along with them.

Let them grow together until the harvest...."




We do well to listen to the advise of the owner, who introduces a note of caution and a plea for patience. In effect, he is advising, "You do not really know enough to judge right now. All the evidence isn’t in yet."


So we ask ourselves:


  • Have I ever acted on the surety that I was right...only to be proven wrong later?

  • Did that lesson make me a more patient and kinder person? How?

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