July 31, 2018 Tuesday
Gospel – Mt 13:36-43
Focus on what will last
Do you like to have connection with important people to get things done—someone in an important government position, for example?
Today’s Gospel tells us which is the greatest and most important connection we can aspire to have: to be disciples of Jesus. It gives us the privilege of having private lessons and build up a personal relationship with the Master.
What is Jesus’ teaching for us, disciples of the 21st century, as we come close to him and listen to his explanation of the parable of the wheat and the weeds?
Starting with the fate of the weeds—they will be burnt and disappear—He invites us to invest our energy wisely and not waste it in what is passing. Rather, he calls us to give ourselves fully to nurture the wheat: seek justice, peace, kindness. . . in short, strive to live united to him and bear fruit that will last.
Mary, perfect disciple who lived united to God, help us today to focus on what will last. Amen.
Reflections of Faith
Read and be inspired by a reflection based on today's Gospel made by members of the Verbum Dei Family in Manila.