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Thursday, July 24th

Mass • 8:30am
Eucharistic Adoration • 9:00am - 5:30pm
5K Committee Meeting • 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Friday, July 25th

Mass at Twin Oaks • 9:30am
Communion Service at Golden Living • 9:30am
Saturday, July 26th

Food Kitchen • 9:30am
Confession • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Mass • 5:00pm
Sunday, July 27th

Mass • 8:00am
Mass • 10:15am
Monday, July 28th

Legion of Mary • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Praying with the Sunday Scriptures PDF Print E-mail

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), July 20, 2014

“Do you want us to go and pull them up?” (Mt 13:28)

It seems that in this parable the church is being cautioned to patience and tolerance with those whom we are just aching to condemn. All of us are in fact a corpus mixtum, created good but with proclivities to our own peculiar sins. None of us are wheat without God’s help, and the improper rush to create a pure church, excluding those who do not sin the same way we do, or not think like us, is bound to fail. We must patiently allow God to work in us as we prepare for the end of the age.

Matthew is not shy of Judgment, with a capital J, for the interpretation of the parable promises that for some “there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” and conversely that “the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” While the church retains authority to judge behaviors and, as expressed in Matthew 18, who may remain in communion with the church, ultimately without complete knowledge we cannot say for certain who is wheat and who is weed. In fact, at this point, we ought to insist strongly again that a metaphor is a metaphor. We are not plants; we are people. And unlike a plant, which is what it is, we can grow to be who God intended us to be, to serve the kingdom with fruitfulness we never knew we had inside of us.

John W. Martens is an associate professor of theology at the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn. Follow him @BibleJunkies.

St. Francis de Sales - Biography PDF Print E-mail

Pope Francis PDF Print E-mail

Advice from St. Francis de Sales PDF Print E-mail

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