Daily Reflections -29 Jul 2013

Learn from Jesus

Posted: 29 Jul 2013 06:30 AM PDT

Today’s Gospel Text: Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.”37 He answered, “He who sows the good seed is the Son of man; 38 the field is the world, and the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one, 39 and the enemy who sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels. 40 Just as the weeds are gathered and burned with fire, so will it be at the close of the age. 41 The Son of man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all evildoers, 42 and throw them into the furnace of fire; there men will weep and gnash their teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear. Matt 13:36-43

Reflection: Life is a mystery and many things that we hear appear to be like parables, difficult to understand.
Human nature seeks to understand the many things of life and thus deep within we are satisfied after finding an answer to things, even though at times this knowledge could be false.
Unfortunately, this nature to seek knowledge can even be based on wrong or unwanted desires or seeking unwanted knowledge.
For example; why do we need to know the personal lives of people always and what they do?
Why do we need to know the hot gossips about celebrities and neighbors, especially those of our enemies?
Do we know our human situation, which by nature generally seeks every kind of useless knowledge of life and which will not benefit us for life?
Yet we do it again and again as if we have lost a sense of our direction and indeed we have!
We may home correctly and could reach our house from any corner of the globe but when it comes to our eternal home or destination we are generally astray and confused.
Those confident do not know and do not realize what they are confident about; it is the like the confidence of a student who has studied well and knows for sure that success is his, even cent percent but has failed to realize that he has prepared himself to answer another subject.
Christ Jesus assures every individual who comes to him with sincerity of heart that he is the way , the truth and the life. (cfr. Jn. 14:6) He is our visible destination!
Hence the dedicated disciples do right when they in their moment of confusion to understand the parable approach Jesus the right man: “Explain to us the parable of the weeds of the field.” (vs.36)
Prayer:  Lord, explain to us the parables of life; for you are the source of all wisdom and it is only you who can satisfy our desire to know the truth and lead us into eternal glory.”

About The Voice Of Bombay's Catholic Laity

Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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