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Saturday, 25 July 2009 21:01

C harles Read said: “Sow an act and you reap a habit.  Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.”

 

 

 

Tuesday in Seventeenth Week of Ordinary Time

Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28

Psalm 103:6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13

 

M atthew 13:36-43  Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the  field." (37) He answered, "He who sows the good seed is the Son of man; (38) the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one, (39) and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. (40) Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. (41) The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, (42) and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. (43) Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. 

 

Meditation by Don Schwager 

 
 
 
 
A re you quick to judge the faults of others? Jesus’ parable teaches us patience lest we judge before the time is right. Jesus also warns that there is an enemy who seeks to destroy the good seed of his word before it can bear fruit. Both good and evil can be sown in our hearts like tiny seeds which germinate, and in due time yield a harvest of good or bad fruit. We must stand guard lest evil take root in our hearts and corrupt us. Charles Read said: “Sow an act and you reap a habit.  Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny.” In the day of judgment each will reap what he or she has sown in this life. Those who sow good will shine in the kingdom of their Father. They will radiate with the beauty, joy, and fulness of God’s love. Do you allow the love of Christ to rule in your heart and in your actions?
"Lord Jesus, may your all-consuming love rule in my heart and transform my life that I may sow what is good, worthy, and pleasing to you.”
 
 
 
Supplementary Reading

He Surrounds You

. . . for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned, you have revealed them to the childlike. – Matthew 11:25

While driving to the grocery one Christmas season, I asked my then six-year-old nephew if he was excited to see Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. He replied with a firm “no.”

“There’s no Santa here,” he added.

“Huh?” I replied, “Why is there no Santa here?”

“Because there’s no snow.”

I had a good laugh. A simple observation from a little boy. His innocence made him speak with a lot of sense.

God chose to reveal the fulfilment of His plans to the childlike because their ignorance made them see with eyes of faith. When you are losing faith because of the troubles that you face, notice the constant signs around you that tell you of God’s presence in your life — the unexpected phone call from a friend who offered you a job when you felt hopeless about finding one, the comforting hug from a child after a tiring day at work, the contagious laughter of a workmate that got you laughing hard when you badly wanted to cry because of a pressing problem at home. That’s God at work.

Like little children, let us trust in our Father’s ways. Nova Arias (Kerygma)

REFLECTION:

The root of all difficulties is a lack of the sense of the Presence of God. (Emmett Fox) 


GOD BLESS US ALL!
PRAY as if everything depended on HIM. ACT as if everything depended on YOU.
 
 
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