Infusions of grace

 
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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.

About Mrs. Judith Maloney, O.P.

Judy is a lay Dominican living in Hillsborough, North Carolina, USA. She belongs to the Mary Magdalene Chapter sponsored by the St. Martin DePorres Priory in Raleigh. She has been an nurse for 15 years, most recently working in oncology, and has also worked as a lay minister and director of religious education at her local parish. Judy and her husband Mike have three grown children.