July 22, 2017

16th Sunday - A (July 23, 2017)


Small Seeds of Goodness

Throughout human history, people have made (and continue to make) various attempts to explain the confounding question of good and evil.  It takes place in philosophy, ethics, literature, theology, arts, … and over a cup of coffee or a glass of beer.

In today’s first parable, Jesus tells us that good and evil will always coexist.  At times, it is not easy to separate them.  In fact, we know well that both good and evil exist in each one of us.

We will always have to live with this confusing dichotomy. 

One thing is clear, however.  Both good and evil can begin with a tiny seed. 

While in this life, we cannot always totally uproot evil.  However, we can plant the seeds of goodness.  And as Jesus tells us in the first parable, the weed cannot choke out the wheat.  It still bears good fruit. [1] 

Small seeds, with God’s grace, will become “the largest of plants.”  

[1] www.progressiveinvolvement.com
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