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Study, Pray, Serve: The 11th Sunday of the Year

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Let’s take a look at some of the major themes we find in the readings for the 11th Sunday of Ordinary Time.

1st Reading – Ezekiel 17:22-24

  • The prophet offers the cedar as a sign of God’s restoration for the people of Israel, which will be ultimately fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.
  • God’s power reigns supreme over all creation.

Psalm – 92:2-3,13-14,15-16

  • “Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.”
  • God is praised for mighty deeds that bring blessings to those who live holy lives.

2nd Reading – 2nd Corinthians 5:6-10

  • We remain courageous as we follow the Lord in faith.
  • In both life and death we belong to the Lord, from whom we will receive recompense for the good or evil we have done.

Gospel – Mark 4:26-34

  • This passage offers two parables about the kingdom of God that highlight the contrast between the humble beginnings of a seed and the final glory of a mature plant.
  • The simple start of a small seed reminds us that God’s power touches the little and the lowly, resulting in a final creation beyond our expectation.

Mass Readings – 11th Sunday of the Year

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Daily Mass: Christ is the sower and the seed for our hearts. Catholic Inspiration

The parable of the sower and the seed reminds us that there are many obstacles that seek to prevent us from following the Lord. May we cultivate our hearts so that Christ may raise up a rich harvest.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 16th Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: Let the seed of Christ grow in your heart. Catholic Inspiration

The Lord’s parable (and explanation) remind us that Christ is not only the sower but the seed as well.  God takes initiative and meets us in our hearts; how will we respond?

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of the Year

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Daily Mass: It all starts with a seed. Catholic Inspiration

The parable of the sower teaches us that the Lord works in a slow and steady way to change our lives.  While there are many temptations and distractions that can choke off our faith, we are reminded to foster the Gospel in our hearts and keep our eyes fixed on Jesus.

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 3rd Week of the Year (St. Francis de Sales)

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Daily Mass: Jesus explains a parable. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Friday of the 16th Week of the Year

As Jesus explains the meaning of the parable of the sower, he provides us with an opportunity to reflect on what needs to be removed from our hearts as we cultivate our lives for the Lord.

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Daily Mass: The growth of a seed. Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – Wednesday of the 16th Week of the Year

God does the planting, and it’s our job to do what we can to help the seeds grow.  What’s the Lord planting in your heart today?  What are the obstacles?  What can you do to cultivate a harvest worth of the Lord?

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15th Sunday of the Year: What’s growing in your heart? Catholic Inspiration

Mass Readings – 15th Sunday of the Year

What kind of crop is growing in your heart?  Do you like what you see?  Does something need to be cultivated or planted?  Every day we have a new opportunity to take the gift of our lives and raise a crop worthy of the Lord.

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