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The Master Storyteller

“The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed.” Mark 4:30

In today’s Gospel, Jesus is presented to us as the master storyteller. he loved to use parables as a tool for comparing one thing to something else. In most of his parables, Jesus revealed who God is by comparing God’s essence or actions with something familiar to his listeners. In the parable of mustard seed, Jesus proclaims a marvelous and irrefutable truth. His small band of disciples, as insignificant as they may have felt, would one day produce a mighty kingdom whose growth was initiated by God. The seeds of this kingdom were planted by God and it is God who will harvest the fruit brought forth from those seeds. The extent of the growth of God’s kingdom cannot be predicted. We must the work of the Master’s hand as we, the mustard plant, grow and grow.

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Readings for the Week

Monday: 1 Kgs 21:1– 16, Mt 5:38-42 (365)
Tuesday: 1 Kgs 21:17– 29, Mt 5:43-48 (366)
Wednesday: 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14 Mt 6: 1-6, 16-18 (367)
Thursday: Sir 48:1—14 Mt 6:7-15 (368)
Friday: 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 Mt 6:19-23 (369)
Saturday: 2 Chr 24:17-25 Mt 6:24-34(370)
Sunday: 1 Pt 1:8-12; Lk 1:5-17(586)
Day: Is 49:1-6; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80 (587)

Saints & Special Observances

Sunday: Eleventh Sunday In Ordinary Time
Tuesday: Saint Romuald, Abbot
Thursday: Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious
Friday: Saint Paulinus of Nola, Bishop; Saint John Fisher, Bishop, and Thomas More, Martyrs
Sunday: The Nativity Of Saint John The Baptist