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Monday of the 17th Week of the Year

Matt 13:31-35 The Parable of the Mustard Seed Thomas a’Kempis said: “Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.” L. Tolstoy also said: “Everybody … Continue reading

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Tuesday of the 17th Week of the Year

Matt 13:36-43 The Explanation of the Parable of the Weeds The Gospel is about the interpretation of the Wheat and the Weed by which the Son of Man sows good seed in the field of the world which produces the … Continue reading

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Wednesday of the 17th Week of the Year

Matt 13:44-46 Parables of the Kingdom For us Filipinos if we are asked, what is our greatest treasure we answer immediately, ‘our family.’ It is because we consider our family as the source of our strength and inspiration. Despite the … Continue reading

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Thursday of the 17th Week of the Year

Matt 13:47-53 The Parable of the Dragnet Today’s gospel parable compares the kingdom of heaven to the work of fishermen who gather in the fish they caught and then sort out the bad ones from the good ones. And so Jesus … Continue reading

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Friday of the 17th Week of the Year

Lev 23:1,4-11,15-16,27,34-37; Matt 13:54-58 The Rejection at Nazareth This story is coming from Max Lucado in his, God Came Near (p. 57), that in 1858 the Illinois legislature, using an obscure statute, sent Stephen A. Douglas to the U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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Saturday of the 17th Week of the Year

Matt 14:1-12 The Death of John the Baptist Polycarp (A.D. 70-155) was bishop of Smyrna and a godly man. He had known the apostle John personally. When he was urged by the Roman proconsul to renounce Christ, Polycarp said: “Eighty … Continue reading

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