Archive for July 2007

St. Ignatius Loyola

Matthew 13: 36-43 Ex 33:7-11; 34:5-9.28 / Ps 103:6-13 The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the sons of the kingdom. (Matthew 13:37-38) May we be counted to belong Among the good seeds God has sown; To fight for […]

So Little for so Many

Matthew 13: 31-35 Ex 32:15-24.30-34 / Ps 106:19-23 It is the smallest of all the seeds, yet when full grown it is the largest of shrubs. (Matthew 13:32) To make the bread of life expand, With yeast of love a pinch will do; Christ’s parables we’ll understand If in His Word we are renewed. He […]

The Enemy Within

Matthew 13:24-30 Ex 24:3-8 / Ps 50 First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn. (Matthew 13:30) God sends the sun after the rain, To let the weeds grow with the wheat. Don’t be afraid of Satan’s gain, Christ has prophesied […]

Sowing the Seed of God’s Word

Matthew 13: 18-23 Ex 20:1-17 / Ps 19 The man who hears the word and understands it — he produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. (Matthew 13: 23) The seed of God’s Word has been sown And has taken root in my heart. . . Christ’s teachings now […]

Seeing and Hearing Jesus

Mattthew 13:16-17 Sir 44:1.10-15 / Ps 132 Blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. (Matthew 13:16) We are more fortunate today, The Word of God we hear and see, While those who lived in Jesus’ day Were blinded by hypocrisy. Jesus said, “But blessed are your eyes, for they […]

Christ’s Servant Leaders

Matthew 20: 20-28 2 Cor 4:7-15 / Ps 126 The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20: 28) Without personal ambition, Christ’s leaders just abide and wait; Their hearts filled with pure intention, Servanthood is their common trait. The […]