Reflections on Sunday’s Readings: June 17, 2018

June 17, 2018: the 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  

Today’s scriptures remind us of all God does to bring forth life – God’s reign is like seeds mysteriously growing to fullness.  And like a shoot from an old tree becoming a new creation, we, too, become new creations in Christ. The reign of God comes about through the intersection of our own work with God’s work.    It is our lifelong journey of living the gospel that makes the reign of God present in our time. Isn’t it wonderful that God invites us to cooperate in this great work! The scattered seed will yield a harvest, even though we might not see it now - so we can “walk by faith, and not by sight.”

“Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey.”  -- Pope Francis

This weekend we celebrate Epiphany’s 47th borthday!  We also continue our Prayer for Parish Discernment and send blessings to fathers, grandfathers, godfathers and all men who have mentored and cared for us!

The Readings:

  • Ez 17: 22-24. God’s kingdom is universal, a sprout of the Davidic tree. All nations may find shelter therein.

  • 2 Cor 5: 6-10. In whatever we are doing we are courageous and try to please the Risen Christ. We walk by faith, not by sight.

  • Mk 4: 26-34.  God’s reign is greatest in the smallest things. We understand the sowing of the seed to be the word of God, and its harvest depending upon its growth in us.

 

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