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Weeds Among the Wheat

16th Sunday in Ordinary Time (A); 7-20-14

Wis 12:13,16-19; Ps 86; Rom 8:26-27; Mt 13:24-43

Deacon Jim McFadden; St. John the Baptist C.C.

        Jesus tells stories–lots of them. 1,019 more words

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16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

LIVING WITH THE WEEDS

You have heard me say many times before that, for those who believe, there is always a resurrection.  Suffering is never without meaning; pain is never without healing; mistakes are never without redemption. 106 more words

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Homily: 16th Sunday in Orindary Time, Cycle A

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“And they lived happily ever after.”  It’s the end of a lot of stories we grew up with, isn’t it?  Boy finds girl, seeker finds what he or she is looking for, employee gets the executive job with a corner office, somebody gets a windfall that makes it possible for them to live in luxury for life.  461 more words

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How Can God be Real when there are so many Bad Seeds?

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

Shay is a friend of mine.  I met him one January day in California.  I had daytripped with my family to Mt. Pinos, the tallest mountain in Ventura County at 8,847 feet, for a bit of fun: sledding, building a snowman, maybe having a snowball fight, picnicking, and otherwise romping around on the snow for several hours. 1,543 more words

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