Monday, July 21, 2008

Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute -15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

From the Desk of Father Mark, Your Catholic Sunday Homily Minute - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

My Dear People,

The Kingdom of Heaven Is Beyond Our Comprehension!

The "Kingdom Parables" are laced throughout the Gospels. In them, we hear Jesus speaking about God re-establishing His reign here on Earth. Jesus says, "The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer sowing seed in the field." The reality of God's Kingdom is so beyond where we are right now, that our minds and hearts couldn't even comprehend it, even if we tried. Only the Holy Spirit can help us prepare for the "Great Day" when the Kingdom is established again on the face of the Earth.

Jesus had to use stories to convey the depths of the mystery about His new Kingdom. It was very difficult for the Apostles to understand what Jesus was saying in these parables. They too had questions. Jesus told them that an understanding of the true nature of the Kingdom would only be granted to them. To anyone who has, more will be given. From anyone who has not, it shall be taken from him. Pray for the grace to understand how you can assist Jesus in establishing His Kingdom here on Earth.

May we allow stewardship to blossom in our hearts by generously sharing the gifts and talents, which our generous God has sowed in our own lives.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,
Fr. Mark

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