30 Tue Jul 2019
We will Shine like Stars in the Kingdom of Heaven
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For 30 July 2019, Tuesday of week 17 in Ordinary Time, based on Matthew 13:36-43
Jesus dismissed the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples approached him, saying, â€œExplain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.â€ He answered, â€œThe one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, and the good seed are the children of the kingdom; the weeds are the children of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are angels. Just as the weeds are collected and burned up with fire, so will it be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will collect out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, and they will throw them into the furnace of fire, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let anyone with ears listen!
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.
30 July 2019 @ 9:10 am
Thanks. Nick for an uplifting reflection it is encouraging. Hope your time up there is going well. God bless Liz
Fr Nick Punch
30 July 2019 @ 9:40 am
Thanks so much Liz – we have finished for a couple of weeks and are with my family. We go to New Zealand on 8th August for a renewal in Auckland, Happy St Dominicâ€™s Day, give all the sisters my love! And love to you
Brigid Cannon, OP
31 July 2019 @ 1:15 am
Thank you Nick for your reflection. I, too, was raised with the fear of God. I am thankful that through the years I had many moments to experience Godâ€™s love and mercy. So grateful for your
image of heaven and I would include seeing all the saints who helped us to grow in our spiritual journey.
By the way, I love all the Aussies I met in St Louis during my IRF program.
Blessings on your life and preaching,
Sr. Brigid, OP