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Wednesday of the Twenty Second Week in Ordinary Time
I Corinthians 3:1-9
Psalm 33:1213, 14-15, 20-21
Luke 4:38-44
The verses in 1
Corinthian explore the concept of growth in the knowledge of
God. We are as children that must first have milk in order to grow, before they
can have solid food. And, as part of that growth, no matter which individual or
group of people we may identify with, we must keep foremost in our hearts and
minds that we are all God˅s people ˀ grown and built by God. Luke tells the
story of Jesus healing Simon˅s mother-in-law. When he leaves the crowd to find
a deserted place, they come looking for Him, attempting to prevent Him from
leaving again. Jesus told them that he must leave ˀ he must proclaim the Good
News of the Kingdom of God.
Summer literally is a time for growth. The seeds scattered in spring come to life
ˀ stretching and straining through the dirt, searching for the sun. But the seeds
can˅t grow without the rain, too.
There was a song we sang in church growing up called ˈLittle Flowersˉ(excerpt
When the clouds begin to gather
And the storm begins to blow,
Little flowers don˅t complain,
Though they˅re tossing to and fro.
Lord, please help us learn the secret,
Even little flowers know,
If it never, never rains
Then we˅ll never, never grow.
This summer has been a season of growth for me personally: a close family