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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.

Faith Book

17th SUNDAY (A) July 30, 2017

1 Kings 3: 5, 7-12; Psalm 119; Romans 8: 28-30; Matthew 13: 44-52

By Jude Siciliano, OP


From today’s Gospel reading


The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field

Which a person finds and hides again

And out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.




Jesus doesn’t call people to God by threatening them with eternal punishment. Instead, through these parables and every thing he said and did, he showed us how close God is and invites us to enter more fully into the kingdom that is already present in our midst.


So we ask ourselves:


  • What have you "found" in life, as if by chance?

  • How has it changed your life?

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