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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 24 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jeremiah 7:1-11
Psalm 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a, 11
Matthew 13:24-30

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Let them grow together until harvest. . . .

Yet another parable in which Jesus reveals the endless compassion of the Father. While it is certainly possible to remove the weeds from a garden early on and allow the good plants to grow, such action might damage the good plants.

Moreover, some plants when young will look much like the weeds and act much like them as they grow and grow. If radical action is taken too early, the young plants will not have the time to prove themselves, to grow out from under the weeds and stand up -- different and good.

We all are given this chance. We grow until harvest, and while young we may seem more like weeds. But as we age, if we act like disciples and grow more and more like Jesus, we will be rescued because we will become not weeds, but good plants, helpful to the Master and to His Kingdom.

~ JuandelaCruz | email: sriddle415(at)yahoo(dot)com

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Sharbel Makhluf, priest

Lives of the saints:

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:


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