Daily Reflection for Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners!
We encourage you to reflect on Tuesday’s readings at this link:
If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First Reading: Exodus 33:7-11; 34:5b-9, 28
Responsorial: Psalm 103:6-13
Gospel: Matthew 13:36-43
Our reflection on Tuesday’s readings:
Whoever has ears ought to hear. Matthew 13:43
In today’s gospel, we again hear about separating the good seeds or grain from bad. What immediately sprang into my mind was seeing weeds in the grass or garden areas. Let me admit that I am not now nor have I ever been a gardener. When I see a weed, which I assume is from bad seed, I used to grab the Roundup and spray. Yes, the weeds were killed and usually also good grass or plants – Roundup does not discriminate between the good and the bad. (My wife finally forbade me to use Roundup.)
Thanks be to God that he has more mercy for us than I have for weeds. I know that at the end of the age we will be judged by God. But I believe that until then God will continue to extend his grace and mercy on us. And give us a chance to improve our ways and act like true children of God. By His grace and love for us He did send His Son, Jesus Christ, to illuminate the path that leads us to Him. If only we listen to His message.
In explaining today’s parable, Jesus admonished His disciples: Whoever has ears ought to hear. May we listen and heed the Word of God.