July 13, 2008, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“A farmer went out to sow his seed. Some fell along the path . . . some fell on rocky ground . . . others seed fell among thorns . . . still other seed fell on good soil.” (Matthew 13)
1. Isaiah 55:10-11
2. Romans 8:18-23
3. Matthew 13:1-23
REFLECTION: The Word of God is his message about forgiveness and love and salvation. The Word of God is his living Presence among us. It is Jesus, his Son, whom he sent to redeem us. It is his Holy Spirit who lives in and among us, guiding and comforting.
PRAYER: Loving Father, fill us, surround us, support us, strengthen us with your Presence. May it transform us more and more into the likeness of your Son. We pray this in His Name. Amen.
Think today about how you would explain God’s Word. How would you describe His Presence in your family life?
Review the Faith Formation/Religious Education program in your parish. How can you become involved in service to this program?
Do something in your family today to learn more about your faith.
Pray the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary today with your family.
Plant some seeds with children today and talk about their potential growth.
Make a salad, fruit, or vegetable. Call to your family’s attention that each fruit or vegetable comes from a different seed.
PRAYER: God, our Father, and Gardener of our hearts, plant the seeds of faith in us. Then send the sun and the water of your Holy Presence to help them grow. Amen.
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