16th Week, Ordinary Time (Year A) : Thursday, 27th July 2023

Daily Word Of God

Matthew 13:10-14, 16-17

The disciples went up to Jesus and asked, ‘Why do you talk to them in parables?’ In answer, he said, ‘Because to you is granted to understand the mysteries of the kingdom of Heaven, but to them it is not granted. Anyone who has will be given more and will have more than enough; but anyone who has not will be deprived even of what he has. The reason I talk to them in parables is that they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding. So in their case what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah is being fulfilled: Listen and listen, but never understand! Look and look, but never perceive!

‘But blessed are your eyes because they see, your ears because they hear! In truth I tell you, many prophets and upright people longed to see what you see, and never saw it; to hear what you hear, and never heard it.’

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • Faith is a gift from God.  In today’s Gospel, Jesus asserts that for those “who have faith, more will be given”. If we live our faith actively, we will discover God’s unconditional and personal love for us and grow steadily in His grace and holiness.


  • But, if we choose to reject God’s faith and graces, eventually we will lose all the blessings that God gives us because we have “destroyed” them through our self-centred choices and ways.


  • Reflect on your life and ask yourself how willing and zealous are you in reading, reflecting and receiving God’s Word. Do you submit to it with trust and reverence?