A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Sunday 20 July

sixteenth sunday in ordinary time

1. Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Romans 8:26-27;Ps 86; Matthew 13:24-43

Be on guard

The mustard seed grows into a strong bush - symbolic of the faith reaching out from the disciples to all countries. Have we watched with pleasure as a small plant becomes a strong tree, providing shelter, food, splendour, etc? Our tree may need assistance through pruning and a dose of fertilizer to help it flourish. Should we be on guard to prune ‘unhealthy practices’ that creep into our beliefs from time to time? And would a dose of prayer help?

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