Infusions of grace

Monday of 17th week, based on Matthew 13:31-35

Jesus put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened.” Jesus told the crowds all these things in parables; without a parable he told them nothing. This was to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet: “I will open my mouth to speak in parables; I will proclaim what has been hidden from the foundation of the world.”

Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

2 thoughts on “Infusions of grace

  1. Dear Judy, Thank you for your wonderful homily. I especially appreciate your closing comment: “Small gestures of kindness help us to recall that God is like leaven permeating the dough resurrecting simple ingredients like flour and water into the Eucharist which sustains us.” Beautiful! -Steve Gambino

  2. Judy, Thank you for sharing your insights. As always you help me find God in the everyday joys and struggles. (so glad I could hear you diliver your homily) Susan

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