What is Truth Catholic Podcast

In this episode of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast for the 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we hear from the Gospel of St. Matthew about Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven.  May we understand there is no greater gift we can receive from the Lord than the Kingdom of Heaven.  Our life on earth is our time to do our best to prepare ourselves for the Kingdom.  However, our efforts alone are not enough.  So let us pray to our Lord to help us, heal us,, and by His grace prepare ourselves for the Kingdom of Heaven.  

In today's Gospel for the16th Sunday of Ordinary Time, we hear Jesus relate the parable of the wheat and the weeds.  As we try to live the Christian life (wheat), we find that we are surrounded by weeds - the weeds of our sins, the weeds of the world including the weed of constantly needing to be entertained, to be busy, etc.  We struggle with the weeds of wanting control and wanting to be "free".  May we be willing to ask our Lord to remove the weeds of our lives and may we be willing to cooperate with the Lord in this effort.  May we always be wheat to help feed the world with the love of Christ.

In the Gospel for the 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Jesus shares the parable of the sower.  The sower (God) spreads the seed on the ground which represents us.  What kind of ground are we?  Are we rocky, dry, or fertile?  Does God's word grow within us or die, as we may not be paying attention or even rejecting His word.  Lord, help us to hear Your word and to be good ground where Your seeds will bear good fruit.  

In this episode for the 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time of the What is Truth Catholic Podcast, Jesus invites us to come to Him and we will find rest.  This is sometimes a challenging message for us, as we often believe we can do things for ourselves.  We often forget our dependence on God.  So let us remember who we are and who Jesus is.  We are the Lord's beloved creatures, His adopted sons and daughters.  We are not gods.  May we continue to surrender our lives to Him.

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