16th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Friday 28th July, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Living the Faith: In today’s Gospel, Jesus explains to His disciples through the “Parable of the Sower”; that to live the faith with greater fidelity, they must challenge themselves to overcome the many temptations and attachments in their lives with deep commitment.  Ponder on, “How do we overcome temptations, and live our faith with creative fidelity?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 13:18-23

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘So pay attention to the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom without understanding, the Evil One comes and carries off what was sown in his heart: this is the seed sown on the edge of the path. The seed sown on patches of rock is someone who hears the word and welcomes it at once with joy. But such a person has no root deep down and does not last; should some trial come, or some persecution on account of the word, at once he falls away.

‘The seed sown in thorns is someone who hears the word, but the worry of the world and the lure of riches choke the word and so it produces nothing. And the seed sown in rich soil is someone who hears the word and understands it; this is the one who yields a harvest and produces now a hundredfold, now sixty, now thirty.’