Friday, August 26, 2011


Thursday, July 28, 2011
Matthew 13:47-53 (Understanding)

After speaking his parables, Jesus asks His listeners if they have understood all that He has told them and they respond, “Yes”.  Surely Jesus must have smiled.  He knew that even after more than 2,000 years of pondering, the Church would not be able to exhaust the depths of His parables, yet his first century audience had understood them all!  But being the good teacher that He was, He did not discourage His students, but assured them that if they learned well, they would have treasures of wisdom in store, both old and new.  The time would soon come for their testing and the proving of their ignorance.  Then they would be ready to receive another Teacher, the Spirit of wisdom who would dwell within them, leading them into all truth.  Let us entrust ourselves to this Spirit who has already been given to us so that we may read the Scriptures with understanding and live our lives informed by His love

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