MY daily reflection and prayer:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Seventeenth Week in the Ordinary Time
Dear my friends,
Here is the Gospel for us today according to Matthew 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.” He answered, “He who sows the good seed is the Son of man; the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.
This is the Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
THE Gospel today tells us about Jesus’ parable about the weeds of the field. What can we learn from it? First, it teaches us the patience of God not to judge before the time is right. Sometimes we are quick and easy to judge the faults of others. So let’s learn not to be quick and easy to judge the faults of others.
Second, with this parable, Jesus Christ also warns us to realize that there is an enemy who seeks to destroy the good seed of his word before it can bear fruit. We must be aware of it. We must stand guard lest evil take root in our hearts and corrupt us.
In the Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist while worshipping Jesus Christ we pray that he gives us the patient heart not to be quick and easy to judge the faults of others. There we allow the love of Jesus Christ to rule in our hearts, thoughts, and actions that we can sow something good in our lives.
Let’s pray: Lord Jesus Christ, may your all-consuming love rule in our heart and transform our lives that we may sow what is good, worthy, and pleasing to you. Give us patience not to jugde the faults of others but we are able to repent from our sins now and forever. Amen.
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