Category: Religion

Humility is the Key to Understanding God

“Jesus declared, ‘I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yes, Father, for such was thy gracious will.’” (Matthew 11:25-26.) Today’s Gospel passage contains a prayer that Jesus addressed to the Father. And it is a prayer of … Continue reading Humility is the Key to Understanding God

The of God as a seed

(Is.55:10-11, Ps.65:10-14, Rom.8:18-23 & Matt.13:1-23) A parable is an earthly saying with a heavenly meaning. Teaching in parables was a familiar mode of instruction among the Jewish teachers of Jesus' time. However, the parables of Jesus are remarkable for their simplicity and their power in comparison to other Jewish parables. Jesus adopts the method of … Continue reading The of God as a seed

The Mission of the Labourers

The Mission of the Labourers

“As you go, proclaim the Good News, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment.” (Matthew 10:7-8) In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus says, “Preach as you go” meaning that our very lives are loud sermons. Everything we … Continue reading The Mission of the Labourers

Empowering the Labourers

Empowering the Labourers

“Then Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness.” (Matthew 10:1) In today’s Gospel passage, we see Jesus commissioning the twelve by giving them authority over unclean spirits, diseases and infirmity. Jesus did not simply call labourers, He made … Continue reading Empowering the Labourers

Help Wanted: The Harvest is Great

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few.” (Matthew 9:36-37) In today’s Gospel passage, when Jesus saw the massive crowd approaching, His heart was moved with compassion. … Continue reading Help Wanted: The Harvest is Great