Meditation: What can malicious weed-sowing tell us about the kingdom of God (Matthew 13:25)? The image Jesus uses in this parable is a common everyday example of planting, harvesting, and sorting the good fruit from the bad. Weeds can spoil and even kill a good harvest if they are not separated and destroyed at the proper time. Uprooting them too early, though, can destroy the good plants in the process.
Meditation: What is the best and easiest way to help people understand God's kingdom? Like the rabbis of his time, Jesus very frequently used parables - short stories and images taken from everyday life - to convey hidden truths about the kingdom of God. Like a skillful artist, Jesus sketched memorable pictures with short and simple...
Father Rick's Blog
Over the past month, our Gospel has been taken from chapter 5 of St. Matthew’s Gospel. We have heard a great deal about being authentic, intentional disciples.
What is an intentional disciple?
It is something that you do not just fall into by accident. To be an intentional disciple, you make a deliberate choice to follow Jesus and act like Jesus!