We invite members to participate in a weekly discussion of the Scripture readings that will be proclaimed at Mass this coming Sunday. Members may reply but not initiate topics.
You pose some powerful questions, Janice. Let’s take a look at them.
Why don’t they understand?
St. Paul, in 1 Corinthians 2:14, tells us: “The unspiritual man does not receive the gifts of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.” Compare this with what Jesus t…[Read more]
I’ve been thinking about this parable of the sower all week, mainly about how to cultivate the soil of my own heart and about the seed that landed on the path and got snatched up immediately. Jesus says in verse 19 that these are the people who don’t understand the word of the kingdom. Why don’t they understand? Who is responsible for cultivating…[Read more]
Sunday, July 23, 2017
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Liturgical Color: Green
First reading: Wisdom 12:13, 16–19
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 86:5–6, 9–10, 15–16
Second reading: Romans 8:26–27
Gospel: Matthew 13:24–43
The common theme of this week’s readings is the love, kindness and mercy of God. Last week, we were introduced to the Lord’s loving…[Read more]
Just joined group from down under Australia.Still working on what this group is all about?I will come back to it tomorrow.God Bless all…..
Hello chooka! Welcome to the Bible Study group. The main action is in the group’s forum area (see the buttons just above, click on the one marked Forum). The moderators take turns posting a comment on the upcoming Sunday’s liturgical readings. (Occasionally another feast day may be chosen.) You can join in by adding your post to the pertinent thr…[Read more]
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 16, 2017
First Reading: Isaiah 55:10-11
Psalm: Psalm 65:10, 11, 12-13, 14 (Luke 8:8)
Second Reading: Romans 8:18-23
Alleluia: The seed is the word of God, Christ is the sower. All who come to him will have life forever.
Gospel: Matthew 13:1-23
My approach to the readings is to prayerfully try to d…[Read more]
“But the freedom to obey as a little child brings along with it the freedom to also love as a little child, with complete abandon, and with great trust, and with the joyful promise of Love’s great return!” Amen amen!!
@David W. Emery
Sorry it rook a while to respond. I read your response a couple of times 🙂 and every time it brought me to tears.
I am working on my reconciliation at the moment, it has been year that I’ve done a confession like this 🙂
Your words have been encouraging and I’ll be praying that you continue to be an encouragement to…[Read more]
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 9, 2017
Reading 1: Zechariah 9:9-10
Psalm 145:1-2, 8-11, 13-14
Reading 2: Romans 8:9, 11-13
Gospel: Matthew 11:25-30
Lo, your king comes to you;
triumphant and victorious is he,
humble and riding on an ass,
on a colt the foal of an ass. (RSV)
It is difficult to reconcile the ideas of triumphant and…[Read more]
Thank you for your kind words 🙂
I am in touch with a local parish spiritual director. I will soon be partaking in the entirety on the Mass. Since I’ve received the sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation the pastor of the Church confirmed that I don’t need RCIA.
However, I’m patiently waiting for directions…[Read more]
I sometimes feel terrible for leaving, but I believe it’s what God is doing in my life and I am truly thankful to Him (leaving and returning).lj23
Isn’t this what the Parable of the Prodigal Son is all about? God is able to use the wayward son’s sad experience to considerable advantage. Look at his older brother, who had never left home but whose…[Read more]
Welcome to our group and CHNI, Elle! Ask questions, great Catholic minds here.
Will you be attending a RCIA class at a local parish or spoken to a priest?
We walk with you as you faithfully follow the call of Our Lord back to His fold.
your brother in Christ,
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