FR. GERALD MUSA HOMILY FOR TUESDAY OF THE 17TH WEEK IN ORDINARY TIME CYCLE II
THEME: SOWING GOOD SEED
BY: FR GERALD MUSA
HOMILY FOR TUESDAY JULY 26 2022
A popular proverb says, “Good seed makes a good crop.” In explaining the Parable of the Weeds of the field to his disciples, Jesus says, “The sower of the good seed is the son of man, the field is the world, the good seed means the sons of the kingdom; the weeds are the sons of the evil one, and the enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the close of the age, and the reapers are angels” (Matthew 13:37-39).
In a sense, we are all sowers as we constantly strive to plant good seeds for our future, health, children, and welfare. Planting a good seed is like investing in something good and expecting it to yield a good result. Our daily labour is a way of planting seeds, which come out in the form of remuneration, salaries, wages, job fulfillment, harvest, and results that we receive afterward. Good seeds are supposed to yield a good harvest.
However, in a different parable (Parable of the Sower) Jesus says the seed is not always the problem but the soil on which it is planted (rocky, thorny, path, or good). The parable of weeds tells us to beware of weeds among good seeds. Should we ever be discouraged from planting the good seeds of goodness, love, peace, kindness, and joy in a world full of evil and weeds of hatred, conflicts and wickedness?
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