Gospel Reflection for July 12, 2020 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 55.10-11; Romans 8.18-23; Matthew 13.1-23 “Other seeds fell on good ground and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” – Matthew 13.8 Jesus’ parable of the sower is prophetic. It promises that Jesus’ word will yield a thirty, sixty, hundredfold harvest. The yield, however, does not happen in the gospel narrative. When Matthew’sContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 12, 2020 – 15th Sunday Ordinary Time”

Gospel Reflection for July 13, 2014, 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

“Other seeds fell on good soil and brought forth grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, and some thirty.” Matthew 13.8 Jesus’ parable of the sower is prophetic but the promised yield doesn’t happen within the gospel.  There Jesus’ teachings fall on path, rocks, and weedy patches where the seeds fail to flourish.  The disciples whoContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for July 13, 2014, 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time”