30 Jul 2018
For 30 July 2018, Monday of week 17 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 13:31-35
Jesus proposed a parable to the crowds: â€œThe kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that a person took and sowed in a field. It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full-grown it is the largest of plants. It becomes a large bush, and the â€˜birds of the sky come and dwell in its branches.â€™â€ He spoke to them another parable. â€œThe kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch was leavened.â€ All these things Jesus spoke to the crowds in parables. He spoke to them only in parables, to fulfill what had been said through the prophet: â€œI will open my mouth in parables, I will announce what has lain hidden from the foundation [of the world].â€
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.